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

Example programs


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"