EMAE250: Homework 5
Use up to fourth decimal places for all numerical calculations. You may use a calculator or
MATLAB for numerical calculations, but must show the computational steps.
1. [1.5pt] Textbook pp. 368, Problem 13.7. Consider the following fun
9.1 Solving small numbers of equations
9.2 Naive Gauss Elimination
9.4 Tridiagonal Systems
GaussNaive, GaussPivot, Tridiag
a n 1 x1
a12 x 2
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering Department
ME 501AB Seminar in Engineering Analysis
Fall 2003 Ticket: 57536 Instructor: Larry Caretto
Engineering Building Room 1333
E-mail: [email protected]
In the last 100 years, the Earth
warmed up by ~1 C
100 years is nothing by geological time scales!
Can we predict the past?
Climate change due
to natural causes
Electrical power, in our
homes and in industry, is
really the life blood of our
Used for heating, cooling,
cooking, refrigeration, light,
How is it provided to us?
Why do we have outages?
The History of
Natural occurrences of electricity:
Static-amber rods rubbed with cat fur
Electric fish (electric eels, electric
Renewable vs. Non-renewable
Prepered by A. Gritsevskyi,
International Atomic Energy Agency
Do we have any problem?
In most cases
there is no problem for energy statistics to
identify is that specific energy form belongs to
renewable or non-renewa
Renewable energy sources
Estimates of depletable energy resources in the U.S.
Numbers = how long it would last if all energy came from one source
recoverable and hoped for
Transmission & Distribution
Course Schedule (tentative)
Aug 27-Oct 22
-Transmission Line Design-Introduction
-Project Development and
Oct 22-Dec 17
-Electrical Grid Operations