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CVEN302-502 CVEN302-502 Computer Applications in Computer Applications in Engineering and Construction Engineering and Construction Dr. H.C. Chen
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Teaching Teaching Assistant Assistant Mr. Shailesh Chandra Email: [email protected] Phone: (979) 324-4792 Lab Hours: MTWR 7:00 - 9:00pm (CE 215)
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Computer Account Computer Account You will be expected to write MATLAB computer programs MATLAB is available in Civil Engineering Undergraduate Computer Lab (CE 215) Get an account application from the helpdesk in CE 215
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CVEN 302 Course Goals CVEN 302 Course Goals “To develop efficient , computer-based solutions to engineering problems Engineering problems – usually stated in mathematical terms derived from the conservation laws Efficient use the appropriate numerical method to get fast, accurate solutions to stated problems Computer-based Computers allow for application to large, complex systems and help us avoid tedious calculations Computer programs provide a set of tools for tackling similar problems
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Course Objectives Course Objectives To learn effective problem-solving techniques To critically evaluate numerical solution methods To design , implement , and test computer programs To evaluate and present numerical results
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Objective: “Problem-solving” Objective: “Problem-solving” Process of coming up with a solution Requires critical thinking skills, analysis and synthesis skills Computer programming is a good forum to develop problem solving methodology Objective: “Numerical methods” Objective: “Numerical methods” Numerical methods give solutions to math problems written as algebraic statements that computers can execute We will learn to formulate the solutions and evaluate their applicability and performance
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Objective: “Design”
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2009 for the course CVEN 302 taught by Professor Edge during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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