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MECE E1001
Homework Set #1
Due Date: September 17, 2007
In addition to the problems below, solve problems 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5 from the
textbook.
1.
Estimate the price that you (or somebody else such as your parents) pay for each lecture in
this course. Include tuition as well as room and board in your calculation. Compare that
value to the cost of a ticket for a Broadway show.
2.
Create an mfile using Matlab which plots the following six (x,y) data points in an xy plot:
(1.3, 1.5), (1.8, 2.4), (3.6, 2.9), (4.2, 4.1), (4.7, 7.3), (8.0, 7.6), in consecutive order. Do this
by creating two vectors, named respectively,
x
and
y
and then use the
plot
command. You
need to submit a hard copy of the mfile which contains the pertinent commands and also
of the plot. Be sure to label plot axes and to provide a title.
3.
According to the theory of elasticity, the stress in a material directly in front of the tip of a
very long straight crack is infinitely large. One value of stress that can be considered is
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