GE 111 Engineering Problem Solving
Laboratory 5
Velocity and Material Balance Problems
OBJECTIVES/SKILLS:
Practice Velocity and Material Balance Problems.
BACKGROUND:
Key concepts to consider with velocity and material balance problems:
If the velocity qu

GE 111 Engineering Problem Solving
Laboratory 4
Trigonometry and Rotation Problems
OBJECTIVES/SKILLS:
Practice Trigonometry and Rotational Problems
BACKGROUND:
Please look at the Trigonometry sheet that is on the class website within the
Lecture Notes pag

University of Saskatchewan GE 111.3
Engineering Problem Solving
Assignment #4 (Due October 3rd, 2014)
Please note that not all of the sections in each of the questions may be marked.
[10 marks total]
1. A tractor has a belt pulley diameter of 10in operati

University of Saskatchewan GE 111.3
Engineering Problem Solving
Assignment #4 (Due Friday October 3rd, 2014 by 4 pm)
Please note that not all of the sections in each of the questions will be marked.
1. A tractor has a belt pulley diameter of 10 inches ope

4. Trigonometry and Rotation
Turntable, James Barker
FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Trigonometry and Rotational Problems
GE 111 Topic 4
Problem Analysis
An ability to use appropriate knowledge and skills to identify,
formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineeri

5. Velocity
Velocity Problems
GE 111 Topic 5
Pool Break by James Barker from FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Problem Analysis
An ability to use appropriate knowledge and skills to identify,
formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineering problems in
order to reac

3. Nonlinear Graphing
Graphing Nonlinear Functions
GE 111 Topic 3
3. Nonlinear Graphing
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Graph data involving semi-log and log-log scales;
2. Convert and graph semi-log and log-lo

Husky Energy Ethanol
Plant (Lloydminster, SK)
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ydminsterethanolplant.asp#
6. Material Balance
Material Balance Problems
GE 111 Topic 6
6. Material Balance
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this subject the stud

Introduction to Systems
of Linear Equations
GE 111 Topic 7
Anton, Chapter 1.1, pp1-10
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College of Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
7. Linear Equations
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Define what is a

Gaussian Elimination
GE 111 Topic 8
Anton, Chapter 1.2 pp 11- 22
8. Gaussian Elimination
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Use the Gauss elimination procedure to convert a system of
linear equations to row echelo

Inverses; Algebraic Properties of
Matrices
GE 111 Topic 10 (Section 1.4)
Anton 1
Sections 1.4 to 1.7
pp 39-75
GE 111 Engineering Problem Solving
Nov 2014
10. Matrix Inverses
Learning Outcomes; Section 1.4
By the end of this subject the student will be abl

Properties of Determinants
GE 111 Topic 11
Anton. Section 2.1
pp 105-112
GE 111 Engineering Problem Solving
Nov 2014
11. Properties of Determinants
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Be able to evaluate the determ

GE 111
Review Problems Part I
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
Basics
Exponentials & Logarithms
Graphing and more Exp & Logs
Trigonometry, Rotation, Velocity
Material Balance
Some Answers
Solution are not given here. One learns by doing. Some of these problems, and
thei

Matrix Operations
GE 111 Topic 9
Anton, Chapter 1.3 pp 25-39
9. Matrix Operations
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Provide definitions of the following terms: matrix, size of a
matrix, matrix order, row or colum

CRAMERS RULE
GE 111 Topic 12
Anton. Section 2.3
1
pp 118-128
GE 111 Engineering Problem Solving
Nov 2014
12. Cramers Rule
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Be able to find the matrix inverse using the Adjoint Met

1. Exponentials and Logarithms
ex
ln
y1/x
yx
x1/2
10x
Log
x-1
x2
x1/3
Exponentials and
Logarithms
GE 111 Topic 1
Engineering Problem Solving
A knowledge of mathematics is key to understanding and
applying the various techniques and theories that are used

2. Graphing
Hard drive capacity over time,
illustrating Moores Law
Author Hankwang. File is from Wikimedia
Commons.
http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hard_drive_capa
city_over_time.svg Accessed May 30, 2014
Graphing Engineering Data
GE 111 Topic 2
2. Graph

University of Saskatchewan GE 111.3 Engineering Problem Solving
Assignment #3 (Due Sept 26, 2014)
Please note that not all of the sections in each of the question may be marked.
Engineering graph paper may be used for rectilinear graphs provided that at l

University of Saskatchewan GE 111.3
Engineering Problem Solving
Assignment #7 (Due Oct. 31st, 2014)
Please note that not all of the sections in each of the question may be marked.
1. (Textbook Exercise Set 1.2 Q21) Solve the given linear system by any met

University of Saskatchewan GE 111.3
Engineering Problem Solving
Assignment #8 (Due November 7th, 2014)
Please note that not all of the sections in each of the question may be marked.
Note that in what follows, it is not always necessary to always show the

University of Saskatchewan GE 111.3
Assignment #2 (Due Friday September 19th, 2014, by 4 pm)
Please note that not all of the questions in each of the sections will be marked.
1.
The human population growth rate can be approximated by the relationship P =

University of Saskatchewan GE 111.3
Engineering Problem Solving
Assignment #1 (2014)
Due Friday, Sept 12th by 4 pm into the appropriate course assignment boxes outside of ENG 1B71.
All hand-in assignments must correspond to standard engineering format as

University of Saskatchewan GE 111.3
Assignment 1 (2014 Solution)
These exercises are designed to review and improve your math skills
1
Compute (without a calculator!)
(a)
[2 marks](b)
[(
49
)
]
16-1/4
= (24) -1/4 = 1/2
(1000)4/3 = 104 (or 10000)
22 43 -

University of Saskatchewan GE 111.3
Engineering Problem Solving
Assignment #5 (Due October 10, 2014) [10 marks]
Please note that not all of the sections in each of the question may be marked.
1. At a recent world cup 10,000 m speed skating race, the winne

GE 111.3
Engineering Problem Solving
Assignment #2 (Due September 19th, 2014 by 4 pm)
SOLUTION SET [10 marks total]
Please note that not all of the questions in each of the sections will be marked.
1.
The human population growth rate can be approximated b

University of Saskatchewan GE 111.3
Engineering Problem Solving
Assignment #6 (Due Oct. 17th, 2014)
Please note that not all of the sections in each of the question may be marked.
10 marks total
1. A finely ground mixture of one-half salt and one-half san

University of Saskatchewan GE 111.3 Engineering Problem Solving
Assignment #3 (Due September 26, 2014) [Total of 10 marks]
Please note that not all of the sections in each of the question may be marked.
Engineering graph paper may be used for rectilinear

GE 111 Engineering Problem Solving
Laboratory 7
MATLAB
OBJECTIVES/SKILLS:
Expose students to the program MATLAB.
BACKGROUND:
MATLAB is a powerful tool allowing complex mathematical operations,
especially matrix operations, to be performed quickly and easi

GE 111 Engineering Problem Solving
Laboratory 3
Using Excel for Curve Fitting
OBJECTIVES/SKILLS:
Plot data on an Excel plot
Use a trend line in Excel to extract a line of best fit from data
Know how to plot observed, empirical and theoretical information

GE 111 Engineering Problem Solving
Laboratory 1, 2014
Introductory Spreadsheets for Engineering Applications
Objective:
To extend and reinforce the use of MS EXCEL with names, equations and functions,
introduce logical expressions to make conditional stat