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Unformatted text preview: Florida International University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering EGN5455 – Numerical Methods in Engineering Fall 2008 – Schedule of Topics Date 8/27 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 Agenda Introduction to Numerical Methods: purpose, scope and logistics of the class (Chapter 1). Solution of nonlinear algebraic equations (Chapter 2). Solving sets of linear algebraic equations (Chapter 3). Matrix and tensors: eigenvalues and eigenvectors (Chapter 4). Curve fitting and interpolation (Chapter 5). Statistical analysis (Chapter 6). Optimization and linear programming (Chapter 12). Optimization and nonlinear programming Numerical differentiation and integration (Chapters 7, 8). Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations: initial value problems (Chapter 9). 10/29, 11/5 Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations: boundary value problems (Chapter 10). 11/12, 11/19 Numerical solution of partial differential equations: time stepping and spatial discretization; accuracy and stability of numerical solutions (Chapter 11). 11/26, 12/3 Finite element methods and application to numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations (Chapter 13). 12/10 Class Project Presentations Faculty: Fernando Miralles‐Wilhelm Office EC‐3607 Tel: 305‐3483653 Fax: 305‐5135799 Email: email@example.com Prerequisite Coursework Undergraduate calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. References There is no required textbook for this class. We will use Applied Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists by Singiresu Rao, (Prentice Hall, 2002) as a reference book for the class. In addition to this, you are expected to develop computer programs for the solution of homework assignments. Class notes and reference materials (papers, handouts) will be distributed electronically. Grading This class will not have exams. The course will be graded through homework assignments and an individual class project written report and an oral presentation at the end of the course. ...
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This note was uploaded on 07/23/2011 for the course EGN 5455 taught by Professor Miralles during the Spring '11 term at FIU.
- Spring '11
- Environmental Engineering