Sample ME218 Midterm1 (Fall 2009)

Sample ME218 Midterm1 (Fall 2009) - Department of...

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Department of Mechanical Engineering The University of Texas at Austin ME 218 Engineering Computational Methods Midterm Examination Fall 2009 Instructor: Prof. Dragan Djurdjanovic October 1, 2009 (8:00 am – 9:15 am) Student Name:_____________________ Student EID:___________________ Lab Section Number (or time):___________________ I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid on this exam, nor have I concealed any violations of the honor code. Signature:____________________ Note: There are 3 problems. Problem 1 carries 35 points, Problem 2 carries 30 points and Problem 3 carries 35 points. There are 100 points in total for you to win. GOOD LUCK!!!
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Problem 1 (35 points): Consider the equation f ( x ) = e x 10sin x (in radians). The function is plotted in the figure below. Answer: The researcher should pick the_____________________ method b) It is obvious from the graph that there are 3 roots of this equation (3 solutions to the problem f(x)=0 in the interval between -4 and 4). This researcher picked the correct method and in order to find each one of those 3 solutions, the code asked him/her to supply 2 initial guesses that bracket each of the 3 solutions. Can you please suggest a
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