# CE 315: Computational Methods in Civil Engineering (Spring 2020)

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**: YM lecture 3; MQR; K section 01.01,01.07

**02**: YM lectures 4 and 28; K section 01.02-01.06

**03**: YM lectures 8-12; K sections 04.01-04.09, 04.11

**04**: YM lectures 14-16; K section 04.10

**Midterm 1** -- on material covered in Sections 1-4 of the lecture notes

**05**: YM lecture 27; K sections 02.01-02.03

**06**: YM lectures 21-22; K sections 07.01-07.08

**07**: YM lectures 29-31; K sections 08.01-08.05

**08**: YM lecture 33; K section 08.07

**Midterm 2** -- on material covered in Sections 5-8

**09**: YM lecture 19; K sections 05.01-05.10

**10**: YM lecture 20; K sections 06.01-06.05

**11**: YM lectures 5-6; K sections 03.03-03.06

**12**: YM lecture 13; K sections 09.01-09.02

**Term project presentations**

**Final** -- cumulative, Sections 1-12

K: Kaw, *Numerical Methods with Applications*

YM: Young and Mohlenkamp, *Introduction to Numerical Methods and Matlab Programming for Engineers*

MQR: Matlab Quick Reference

### Sample exams

Midterm 1; Solutions

Midterm 2; Solutions

Final; Solutions

Another final; Solutions

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

Matlab documentation

Introduction to Matlab

Pav, *Numerical Methods Course Notes*

Moler, *Numerical Computing with MATLAB*; *Experiments with MATLAB*; Essays; Blog

Collins, *Fundamental Numerical Methods and Data Analysis*

Kaw, Holistic Numerical Methods: extensive explanations and examples for individual methods

Kaw, *Introduction to Matrix Algebra*

What Every Programmer Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic: good explanations of roundoff error

Hansen, *GNU Octave Beginner's Guide*

Herz-Fischler, *An Introduction to Octave for High School and University Students*

Stahel, Octave and MATLAB for Engineers

Venkataraman, *Essential Mechanics - Statics and Strength of Materials with MATLAB and Octave*

Wilson et al., "Best Practices for Scientific Computing"