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14:440:127 Introduction to Computers for Engineers Lecture 1 Lecturer: Blase E. Ur Recitation Instructor: Bocheng ‘Bo’ Jin Recitation Instructor: Cyrus Gerami Recitation Instructor: Vishnu Vijayakumar Recitation Instructor: Wen Yueh PLEASE TAKE A SYLLABUS AND LECTURE NOTES AS YOU ENTER THE ROOM!
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14:440:127 Lecture 1 Class Purpose • Learn to think logically to solve engineering problems • Become comfortable programming in the Matlab language – Used very frequently in academia and industry – Built-in libraries for data processing, engineering, calc, linear algebra • Gain design experience • Master the computer skills necessary for modern engineers • Accomplishing these goals requires that all students actively USE Matlab throughout the course
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14:440:127 Lecture 1 Welcome! To those of you who’ve never programmed a computer before (and that’s the majority of you)… you’ll have fun, but you’ll have to work hard. To those of you who’ve programmed a lot before– Matlab does a number of things quite uniquely. You’ll have to think about those. Impress us. Staff: Blase, Bo, Cyrus, Vishnu, Wen
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14:440:127 Lecture 1 Class Structure • One Lecture per week – Introduce concepts, give initial examples – Can attend EITHER Tuesday at 5p or Wednesday at 12p – Always attend the same one b LECTURE QUIZZES – Printed lecture notes • One Recitation per week – Review concepts / give new examples for 30 minutes – Must attend assigned section and sign in – Need to switch? Post on the discussion board on Sakai ASAP – Allow students to work in teams of 2-3 to complete practice problems – We will not be checking those practice problems – Solutions will be posted once all recitations have met
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14:440:127 Lecture 1 Book? • Matlab for Engineers by Holly Moore • 1 st Edition OR 2 nd Edition • The book is optional. .. .but recommended ...but recommended • Don’t buy new • Will post a wiki so that you can buy from last semester’s students
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14:440:127 Lecture 1 Deliverables • Problem Sets – Graded on effort • 4 Projects – Quite involved Graded on achievement – Strict formatting requirements since they are partially computer graded • 3 closed book Exams – Given in your scheduled recitation section – 20 minutes to answer questions without a computer – An hour to answer more questions with a computer – The third exam is your final exam and will be given in your last recitation
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14:440:127 Lecture 1 Example Projects
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Class Structure • Everything ever is on Sakai Resources section! Submitting assignments
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