CE 3101
Fall 2011
Thought Problem Calculating a Square Root
Your brain receives, stores, and processes information, dispenses results, and controls your biological equipment. When properly programmed, computers can do likewise, except that they control el
CE 3101
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A Simple Truss Exposed
Problem
Consider the simple, statically determinant truss shown in Figure 1. This figure also presents the externally applied forces. 2 3
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2 1 1 [3] 3 2
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Figure 1: A simple, planar, pin-jointed, stati
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Report Guidelines
Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines. David Letterman (1947-)
Introduction
Your homework scores will dominate your grade in this class1 . Typically, the deliverables for homework assignments comprise2 a
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Fall 2011
Professional Email Etiquette
Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness. Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
Greetings CE 3101 students. Classes have not started ye
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Some Partial Differential Equations and Associated Finite Difference Schemes
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1.1
Recall
Forward Difference
f f(x + x, y) - f(x, y) (x, y) x x f(x, y + y) - f(x, y) f (x, y) y y (1) (2)
1.2
Central Difference
f f(x + x, y) - f(x - x, y)
Applications of MATLAB: Ordinary Dierential Equations (ODE)
David Houcque
Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science - Northwestern University 2145 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60208-3102
Abstract Textbooks on dierential equations often g
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A Brief Introduction to Multiquadric Interpolation
Background
Given a set of n distinct, but otherwise arbitrary, observation locations in cfw_(xi , yi ) : i = 1, 2, ., n and given the values of a real function at these locations cfw_zi
Homework 13
Place Your Name Here Department of Civil Engineering University of Minnesota December 6, 2011
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Problem Statement
Your assignment1 is to typeset this document2 in LaTeX3 . This is an individual, 25-point, assignment. There are two deliverables
CE 3101
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Homework 12 - Project "Dakota"
This is a 25-point PAIRED-PAIRED-GROUP assignment. Due Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 11:59:59 P.M.
Abstract
In self-selected groups of up to four (4) members, you will design, write, implement, test, and debug
CE 3101
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Homework 10 Drawing and Annotating a Truss
This is a 25-point PAIRED GROUP assignment. Due Thursday, 17 November 2011, 12:55 P.M.
Abstract
In self-selected groups of up to two (2) members you will write a MATLAB program (which will inclu
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Fall 2011
Homework 09 Detention Pond Design
This is a 25-point PAIRED GROUP assignment. Due Thursday, 10 November 2011, 11:55 P.M.
Abstract
In self-selected groups of up to two (2) members1 you will design a wet storm water detention pond for the
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Fall 2011
Homework 08 - Mohr's Circle for Plane Stress
Due Thursday, 3 November 2011, 11:55 P.M. This is an INDIVIDUAL assignment.
Abstract
As INDIVIDUAL students1 , you will design and implement a MATLAB function to compute and plot Mohr's Circle
CE 3101
Fall 2011
Homework 07 Multiquadric Interpolation and Contour Maps using MATLAB
Due Thursday, 27 October 2011, 11:55 P.M. This is an INDIVIDUAL assignment.
Abstract
You will write a MATLAB function to create a regular grid of values from irregularl
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Fall 2011
Homework 06 Optimal Design of a Non-prismatic Beam
(Solving a 4th-order ordinary differential equation using the "shooting method") Due Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 11:55 P.M. This is a GROUP assignment.
Abstract
In self-selected groups of
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Homework 05 The Monod Growth Model for Biodegradation Kinetics
Due Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 11:55 P.M.
The study of the growth of bacterial cultures does not constitute a specialized subject or branch of research: it is the basic method
CE 3101
Fall 2011
Some Thoughts on Homework 04
Objective
Your objective in this assignment is to determine four well locations, cfw_(x1 , y1 ), (x2 , y2 ), (x3 , y3 ), (x4 , y4 ), and the four associated pumping rates, cfw_Q1 , Q2 , Q3 , Q4 , so that the
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Homework 04 Construction Dewatering
Due Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 11:55 P.M. (This is a 25 point group assignment.)
Abstract
In self-selected groups of up to three members, you will write an Excel spreadsheet program to assist you in the
CE 3101
Fall 2011
Homework 03 Locating the Source
Due Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 11:59:59 PM (This is a 25 point group assignment.)
Abstract
In self-selected groups of up to three members, you will write an Excel spreadsheet program to infer the source o
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Fall 2011
Homework 02 Filling the Water Tower
Due Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 11:55 P.M. (This is a 25 point group assignment.)
Abstract
In self-selected groups of up to three members, you will write an Excel spreadsheet program to compute the fil
CE 3101
Fall 2011
Homework 01 Computing the Frictional Head Loss for Flow in a Water Main 1
Due Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 11:55 P.M. (This is a 25 point group assignment.)
Abstract
In self-selected groups of up to three members2 , you will write an Exce