# CE 335: Computational Methods in Civil Engineering (Spring 2018)

Class syllabus

### Class materials

Lecture notes

Lab notes

Term project description

Rubric for term project

### Lectures, related readings, and homework due dates (subject to change)

**01** (Jan 29): YM lecture 3; MQR; K section 01.01,01.07

**02** (Feb 5): YM lectures 4 and 28; K section 01.02-01.06

**03** (Feb 14): YM lectures 8-12; K sections 04.01-04.09, 04.11

**04** (Feb 21): YM lectures 14-16; K section 04.10

**05** (Feb 28): YM lecture 27; K sections 02.01-02.03

**06** (Mar 7): YM lectures 21-22; K sections 07.01-07.08

**Midterm** (Mar 12) -- on material covered in Homeworks 1-4

**07** (Mar 19): YM lectures 29-31; K sections 08.01-08.05

**08** (Mar 26): YM lecture 33; K section 08.07

**09** (Apr 9): YM lecture 19; K sections 05.01-05.10

**Midterm** (Apr 18) -- on material covered in Homeworks 5-8

**10** (Apr 23): YM lecture 20; K sections 06.01-06.05

**11** (Apr 30): YM lectures 5-6, 13; K sections 03.03-03.06; K sections 09.01-09.02

**12** Term project presentations

**Final** (May 21, 6 PM) -- cumulative

K: Kaw, *Numerical Methods with Applications*

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

MQR: Matlab Quick Reference

### Previous-year exams

Midterm 1; Solutions

Midterm 2; Solutions

Final; Solutions

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

Official 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

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

Stahel, Octave Introduction and Applications

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