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Carleton University

ECOR 2606 D & E


Instructors: Sect D,E Instructor John Bryant Office 4246ME Telephone 520-2600 X 1375 Email bryant@sce.carleton.ca

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering Numerical Methods Course Outline

Winter 2013/14

Office hours: Weekly schedules will be posted on cuLearn. Course Description: Numerical algorithms and tools for engineering and problem solving. Sources of error and error propagation, solution of systems of linear equations, curve fitting, polynomial interpolation and splines, numerical differentiation and integration, root finding, solution of differential equations. Software tools. Precludes additional credit for SYSC 2606 Prerequisites: MATH 1005 and ECOR 1606 and (ECOR 1010 or ELEC 1908). Instructional Resources: Course material will be posted on cuLearn. The official text is Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB by Steven C Chapra (3rd edition). The 2nd edition of this book is also quite satisfactory as we wont cover the two new chapters added to the 3rd edition. Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists by Amos Gilat and Vish Subramaniam (2nd edition, ISBN13 9780470565155) has also been used as a text for the course and is another good alternative. It is available as an e-book from http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP001601.html. This book is now in a 3rd edition. I havent gone through it in detail, but it would appear to be much the same (and equally usable).

Grading Scheme: Element Lab Exams Assignments Midterm Exam (80 min) Final (3 hours) Dates See lab schedule (next page) Details TBA In class on Feb 26 and Feb 27 During the university's exam period Weight 25% (5% each) 10% 15% 50%

a) In order to pass the course, students must pass the final exam. b) Lab attendance may be taken into account in assigning a student's final grade. c) There will be no alternate scheduled time for the midterm examination. Students who miss it will receive a mark of zero unless they have a legitimate reason for being absent (in which case the weight of the midterm will be added to the weight of the final examination). d) The final exam will not be returned to students.

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Carleton University
ECOR 2606 D & E
Calculators: Only approved calculators may be used during tests. The list of approved calculators will be posted. Students whose calculators are not on this list may apply to have them added to it. Any such applications must be made well in advance of a test. Graphing and programmable calculators will not be considered. Lab Schedule: Lab No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 L1, L5 (M) Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 10 Break Week Tutorial #4 Exam #3 Tutorial #5 Exam #4 Tutorial #6 Exam #5 Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar 31 Apr 7 Feb 26 Mar 5 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Apr 2 Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 13 Mar 20 Mar 27 Apr 3 L2, L4 (W) Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 12 L3, L6, L7 (Th) Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 6 Feb 13

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering Numerical Methods Course Outline

Winter 2013/14

Tutorial #1 Tutorial #2 Exam #1 Tutorial #3 Exam #2

Note: There will not be any labs on Monday, February 24th. From this point on the Monday lab groups will have their tutorials and exams the week after everybody else. Health and Safety: Every student should have a copy of our Health and Safety Manual. An electronic version of the manual can be found at http://www.sce.carleton.ca/courses/health-and-safety.pdf Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: The Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC) provides services to students with Learning Disabilities (LD), psychiatric/mental health disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), chronic medical conditions, and impairments in mobility, hearing, and vision. If you have a disability requiring academic accommodations in this course, please contact PMC at 613520-6608 or pmc@carleton.ca for a formal evaluation. If you are already registered with the PMC, contact your PMC coordinator to send me your Letter of Accommodation at the beginning of the term, and no later than two weeks before the first in-class scheduled test or exam requiring accommodation. After requesting accommodation from PMC, meet with me to ensure accommodation arrangements are made. Please consult the PMC website for the deadline to request accommodations for the formally-scheduled exam.

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Carleton University
ECOR 2606 D & E
Topics: Topic Introduction Root Finding - Matlab: the basics, functions, vectors, plotting, fzero - Theory: Bisection, Secant Method, Newton's Method Minimization / Maximization - Matlab: fminbnd - Theory: Golden Section Searches Systems of Linear Equations (Direct methods) - Matlab: matrices, left division, inv, lu - Theory: Gaussian elimination, Gauss-Jordan elimination numerical errors, matrix condition, matrix inverse, LU Factorization Systems of Linear Systems (Iterative methods) Regression (Linear and General Least Squares) - Matlab: polyfit, left division, qr - Theory: least squares, QR factorization Interpolation - Matlab: polyfit, interp1 - Lagrange polynominal, Newton's polynominal, splines Numerical Integration - Matlab: trapz, quad - Theory: trapezoidal integration, Simpon's rules, Richardson extrapolation (Romberg integration) Numerical Differentiation - Matlab: diff, gradient - Theory: forward, backward, and central difference formulas, Richardson extrapolation Differential Equations - Matlab: ode23, ode45 - Theory: Euler's method and improvements on it Gilat 2nd Appendix A, Ch 3 Not covered Ch 4.1-4.6, 1.2-1.3, 4.8-4.11 Ch 4.7 Ch 5.1-5.4 Chapra 2nd Ch 1 Ch 2, 3, 5, 6 Ch 7 Ch 8, 9, 4, 10, 11, 12 (GaussJordan not covered) Ch 12 Ch 13, 14 Chapra 3rd Ch 1 Ch 2, 3, 5, 6 Ch 7 Ch 8, 9, 4, 10, 11, 12 (GaussJordan not covered) Ch 13 Ch 14, 15

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering Numerical Methods Course Outline

Winter 2013/14

Ch 5.5 - 5.6

Ch 15, 16

Ch 17, 18

Ch 7

Ch 17, 18

Ch 19, 20

Ch 6

Ch 19

Ch 21

Ch 8

Ch 20

Ch 22

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