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Syllabus 2010 - Fall 2010 Chemical Engineering 263...

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Fall 2010 Chemical Engineering 263 B. C. Bundy Problem-Solving Techniques for Chemical Engineers Class Location and Times : Rm 413 CB Section 1: TTh 9-10 am Section 2: TTh 10-11 am Section 3: MW 10-11 am Instructor : Brad Bundy , Office: 350S CB; Phone: (422-6237); Email: ; Office Hrs: Upon Request Teaching Assistants : Section 1: David McClellan Email: Office Hrs: TBD Section 2: Hannah Davis Email: Office Hrs: TBD Section 3: Tania Uribe Email: Office Hrs: TBD Course Overview : Welcome to ChE263 which teaches computer skills useful to engineers and scientists. It covers Mathcad, a computer program for doing all types of math, both numerically and symbolically; Excel, a spreadsheet program; and Visual Basic Application, a programming language to automate Microsoft Office applications. The course is required of Chemical Engineering majors. Students from other departments are welcome. Objectives : The purpose of this course is to help you learn how to use problem-solving tools and techniques that will be essential for your studies in chemical engineering at BYU and for your profession after graduation. The following competencies are identified as objectives of this course: # L Description 2.1 2 Students will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematics (including calculus, linear and nonlinear simultaneous equation solving, etc.) by using computer tools to solve problems. 3.1.1 3 Students will be able to use basic engineering units in both SI and AES systems in solving problems, and be able to convert between unit systems while using an equation solver like Mathcad. 5.2 2 Students will be able to use a spreadsheet package to perform engineering calculations which include some of the following: economic analysis, processing and analysis of data, graphical analysis and presentation, etc. 5.3 2 Students will be able to solve numerical and symbolic problems with use of advanced math software (e.g. Mathcad). 5.4 2 Students will be able to write program structures, and understand when programming is most appropriate. 6.1 3 Students will demonstrate an ability to solve engineering problems. 6.2 2 Students will be able to convert problem solving strategies to procedural algorithms. 6.6 2 Students will be able to make order of magnitude estimates, assess reasonableness of solutions, and select appropriate levels of solution sophistication. Level (L) 3 = Mandatory, 2=Measured, 1=Exposure, 0 = Optional VBA Textbook : "Introduction to VBA for Excel" 2nd Edition by Steve C. Chapra, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-239667-7, ISBN-10:0-13-239667-X. (Bookstore: $43 New, $32.25 Used; Amazon $24.80 New, $18 Used; Prices as of 8/25/10 and subject to change). Get the text now. The bookstore has the text or you can find it from an online source. You will not be using the book until we get to the VBA section, however, don’t wait until right before (like many students unhappily did last year) or you may not have the book when you need it and the bookstore ran out last year. Computers
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