Lecture02 - Programming and Software Objective is how to...

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Unformatted text preview: Programming and Software Objective is how to use the computer as a tool to obtain numerical solutions to a given engineering model. There are two ways in using computers: Use available software Or, write computer programs to extend the capabilities of available software, such as Excel and Matlab. Engineers should not be tool limited, it is important that they should be able to do both! Computer programs are set of instructions that direct the computer to perform a certain task. To be able to perform engineering-oriented numerical calculations, you should be familiar with the following programming topics: Simple information representation (constants, variables, and type declaration) Advanced information representation (data structure, arrays, and records) Mathematical formulas (assignment, priority rules, and intrinsic functions) Input/Output Logical representation (sequence, selection, and repetition) Modular programming (functions and subroutines) We will focus the last two topics, assuming that you have some prior exposure to programming. Structured Programming...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2010 for the course CHEN 313 taught by Professor Seminario during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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