# CE 315: Computational Methods in Civil Engineering (Spring 2024)

Class syllabus

### Class materials

Lecture notes
Lab notes
Term project description
Rubric for term project
Instructions for logging on to WeBWorK

### Lectures (corresponding to sections of the lecture notes) and related readings

01: KSB chapters 1-5, 12, 18; K section 01.01,01.07
02: KSB chapters 9-10; K section 01.02-01.06
03: KSB chapters 14, 8; K sections 04.01-04.09, 04.11
04: KSB chapter 15, 11; K section 04.10
Midterm 1 -- on material covered in Sections 1-4 of the lecture and lab notes
05: KSB chapter 20; K sections 02.01-02.03
06: KSB chapter 21; K sections 07.01-07.08
07: KSB chapter 22; K sections 08.01-08.05
08: KSB chapter 23; K section 08.07
Midterm 2 -- on material covered in Sections 5-8
09: KSB chapter 17; K sections 05.01-05.10
10: KSB chapter 16, 25.1, 25.3; K sections 06.01-06.05
11: KSB chapter 19; K sections 03.03-03.06
12: K sections 09.01-09.02
Term project presentations
Final -- cumulative, Sections 1-12

KSB: Kong, Siauw, and Bayen, Python Programming and Numerical Methods: A Guide for Engineers and Scientists
K: Kaw, Numerical Methods with Applications

### Old exam problems

Practice problems for Midterm 1; Solutions
Practice problems for Midterm 2; Solutions
Practice problems for Final (in addition to the previous ones, since the final is cumulative); Solutions

### Useful online resources for supplementary reading (and project ideas)

Collins, Fundamental Numerical Methods and Data Analysis
Kaw, Holistic Numerical Methods: extensive explanations and examples for individual methods
Kaw, Introduction to Matrix Algebra
Pav, Numerical Methods Course Notes
What Every Programmer Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic: good explanations of roundoff error
Wilson et al., "Best Practices for Scientific Computing"
Civil engineering related Python programs on Github