CGN 3421 - Computer Methods Gurleypage 1 of 11CGN 3421 - Computer MethodsClass web site:www.ce.ufl.edu/~kgurl Class text books: Recommended as a reference‘Numerical Methods for Engineers’, Chapra and CanaleFourth Edition, McGraw-Hill Class software: Required purchase from Tech HubMathcad 2000 (Circa labs and 200 Weil lab)Mathcad 2001 (current version available for purchase, differences from 2000 minimal for our purposes)Class OutlineLearn fundamentals of programming skills in general and Mathcad in particular ~ 5 or 6 weeksUse Mathcad as a medium to investigate a variety of numerical methods of problem solving. The context will generally be civil engineering-type problems.A more detailed list of topics covered can be found in the syllabus, avaiable at the class web site:www.ce.ufl.edu/~kgurl -->classes/syllabiThe Programming Process1) Read problem statement2) Identify given input and variable input3) Identify required output4) Map a path from starting point to ending point5) Write a pseudo-code in words to describe the process6) Solve a simple example problem by hand or calculator or spreadsheet7) Write the Mathcad worksheet (program)8) Test the code with the example problem from step 6, verify the result9) Be sure to test each of the desired features of the program. Never assumethe answer out is correct
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