Introduction - Spring 2011(2)

Introduction - Spring 2011(2) - PGE 310: Formulation and...

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PGE 310: Formulation and Solution of Geosystems Engineering Problems Dr. Matthew T. Balhoff Spring 2011 Notes Adapted from: Chapra, S., Canale, R. “Numerical Methods for Engineers”, Mc-Graw Hill Co. (2010) Rectenwald, G. “Numerical Methods with MATLAB”Prentice-Hall (2000) Gilat, A., Subramaniam, V. “Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists” John Wiley and Sons Inc. (2011)
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About Me Education/Research Experience – B.S. Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University 2000 – Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University 2005 – ICES Postdoctoral Fellow (CSM), UT-Austin 2005-2007 – Assistant Professor, UT-Austin 2007- Research Interests – Flow and transport in porous media – Non-Newtonian flow – Pore-scale and Multi-scale modeling – NUMERICAL METHODS +=
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What’s a Numerical Method ? Many math problems cannot be solved analytically (exactly) Numerical methods are approximate techniques Real-life problems in science and engineering require these numerical techniques Real world problems can take hours, days, or years to solve. A well written computer program (in MATLAB for example) can do it much faster.
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Example 1: Roots of Equations A root of an equation is the value that results in a “zero” of the function Q: Find the root of the following quadratic equation 2 () 4 3 0 fx x x 
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Example 1: Roots of Equations •A root
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course PGE 310 taught by Professor Klaus during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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