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Numerical Methods
NUM METH/ENG
CLASS CODE: ME 242 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduction to programming and numerical analysis applied to engineering and design problems.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer (as required)
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 1. Introduction to software
2. Review of programming structure
3. Roots of equations
4. Systems of algebraic equations
5. Linear alegbra
6. Curve fitting
7. Differentiation and integration
8. Ordinary differential equations
9. Eigenvalue problems
10. Optimization
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Demonstrate good programming practice, including appropriate algorithm development, and clear documentation.
2. Demonstrate the ability to formulate models for engineering problems.
3. Show appropriate use of computational tools to arrive at analytical and/or numerical solutions to governing models.
4. Demonstrate appropriate communication of solutions, through visualization and graphics.
REQUIREMENTS: Specified by instructor
PREREQUISITES: CS 144
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001