
BIL 108E Introduction to Scientific and Engineering Computing
Spring 20102011


ANNOUNCEMENTS
· Final exam will be a paperbased 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 
Email  Web site 

Office hours 
8:3012:00 Tueasday
and Friday

Course Assistant 
Beril Zehra Akıncı (akincib@itu.edu.tr) 
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 builtin 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 postprocessing of raw data (input) and produced data (output) for scientific and engineering problems
6. Solve simple numerical problems by using builtin and script functions
7. Prepare scientific report
Week 
Date 
Topics 
Lectures 
Applications 
1 
9 February 
Introduction to Scientific and Engineering Computing 
 

2 
16 February 
Introduction to Program Computing Environment 
 

3 
23 February 
Variables, Operations and Simple Plot 
 

4 
2 March 
Algorithms and Logic Operators 
 

5 
9 March 
Flow Control, Errors and Source of Errors 
 

6 
16 March 
Functions 

7 
23 March 
Arrays 

8 
30 March 
Midterm Exam1 (8:45 10:15 in classroom D304) 
 
 
9 
6 April 
Solving of Simple Equations, Polynomials Examples 

10 
13 April 
Applications of Curve Fitting 

11 
20 April 
Midterm Exam2 (8:45 10:15 in classroom D304) 
 
 
12 
27 April 
Applications of Interpolation and Numerical Integration 

13 
4 May 
Symbolic Mathematics 

14 
11 May 
ODE Solutions with Builtin Functions 
*: Notes only available to students taking the course from this section.
Homeworks 
Solutions 
Homework 1 (Due: March 23, at 8:30) 

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

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

Homework 5 (Due: May 11, at 8:30) 
*: Notes only available to students taking the course from this section.
Name 
Number 
Percentage 
Midterm Exam 
2 
% 30 
Homeworks/Quizes

6 
% 30 
Final Exam

1 
% 40 
[Last updated: Wednesday, March 02, 2011]