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BIL 108E 

Introduction to Scientific and Engineering Computing

 

 

Spring 2010-2011

 

 

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

·        Final exam will be a paper-based exam. It will be given on May 27, Friday at 9:00 – 11:00 at D301 and D304. 

 

LECTURER

Title  / Name - Surname

Assistant Prof. Dr. Erdinç Altuğ

Office Number

442

Phone Number          

2838

E-mail - Web site

altuger@itu.edu.tr

Office hours

8:30-12:00 Tueasday and Friday

Course Assistant

Beril Zehra Akıncı (akincib@itu.edu.tr)

 

Course  Description:

Introduction to Scientific and Engineering Computing, Introduction to Program Computing Environment,Variables, Operations and Simple Plot, Algorithms and Logic Operators, Flow Control, Errors and Source of  Errors, Functions, Linear Algebra Applications, Solving Equations Applications, Polynomials Examples, Curve Fitting  Applications, Interpolation Applications, Numerical Integration Applications, Symbolic Mathematics, ODE Solutions with built-in Functions

 

Course Objectives:

1.To familiarize students with the fundamentals of scientific computing concepts

2.To develop problem solving skills

3.To develop skills in constructing an algorithm,

4.To train students how to use problem solver program in scientific and engineering calculations

5.To train students to visualize their results and prepare written reports

 

Course Learning Outcomes:

Student, who passed the course satisfactorily can:

1. Learn the knowledge on contemporary issues of engineering problems and them with the problem solvers

2. Learn the syntax

3. Analyze a problem and develop an algorithm

4. Test, debug, and verify the program

5. Understand and do both pre- and post-processing of raw data (input) and produced data (output) for scientific and engineering problems

6. Solve simple numerical problems by using built-in and script functions

7. Prepare scientific report

 

 

COURSE PLAN

 

Week

Date

Topics

Lectures

Applications

1

9 February

Introduction to Scientific and Engineering Computing

Intro

 -

2

16 February

Introduction to Program Computing Environment

Notes

 -

3

23 February

Variables, Operations and Simple Plot

Notes

 -

4

2 March

Algorithms and Logic Operators

Notes

Notes2

 -

5

9 March

Flow Control, Errors and Source of Errors

-

6

16 March

Functions

Notes

Notes

7

23 March

Arrays

Notes Notes2

 Notes

8

30 March

Midterm Exam-1 (8:45- 10:15 in classroom D304)

-

-

9

6 April

Solving of Simple Equations, Polynomials Examples

Notes Notes

 Notes

10

13 April

Applications of Curve Fitting

Notes

 Notes

11

20 April

Midterm Exam-2 (8:45- 10:15 in classroom D304)

-

-

12

27 April

Applications of Interpolation and Numerical Integration

Notes

 Notes

13

4 May

Symbolic Mathematics

Notes

 Notes

14

11 May

ODE Solutions with Built-in Functions

Notes

 Notes

*: Notes only available to students taking the course from this section.

 

Homeworks and Solutions:

 

Homeworks

Solutions

Homework 1 (Due: March 23, at 8:30)

HW1_Solution

Homework 2 and 3 (Due: April 13, at 8:30)

HW 2 and 3_Solution

Homework 4 (Due: May 4, at 8:30)

HW4_Solution

Homework 5  (Due: May 11, at 8:30)

HW5_Solution

*: Notes only available to students taking the course from this section.

 

 

Assessment Criteria:

Name

Number

Percentage

Midterm Exam

2

% 30

Homeworks/Quizes

6

% 30

Final Exam

1

% 40

 

 

 

 

[Last updated:  Wednesday, March 02, 2011]