# sap course 1429276158

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Homework and Projects - 40%

Midterm - 25%

Final - 35%

This course aims to provide the students the basic skills for solving engineering problems with computers, where approximate answers are simpler/quicker/more readily available/useful than precise/exact mathematical/analytical solutions.

Engineering problems have become more and more complex and computers are the main tool for engineering computations. Most of such problems require one or more of the following numerical techniques: root finding, interpolation/extrapolation, solution of linear algebra problems, dif-ferentiation and integration, solution of ordinary differential equations etc.. This course provides the students the basic skills for solving engineering problems with computers, where approximate answers are simpler/quicker/more readily available/useful than precise/exact mathemati-cal/analytical solutions. The course starts with basic concepts of scientific and engineering computations. Finding of roots of the equations, interpolation/extrapolation, computerized solution of series of linear equations, numerical differentiation and integration, and solution of ordinary differential equations are the main topics. Practice hours and assignments involve application of knowledge gained in lectures through hands-on computer programming using Matlab as the main numerical calculation environment.

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Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to

1. Use MATLAB programming environment for the solution of engineering problems and for the future engineering courses

2. Perform basic programming techniques

3. Consider iterative solution concepts, sensitivity, reliability and convergence of numerical solutions

4. Perform numerical root finding techniques for certain types of problems and select ap-propriate technique for a specific problem type

5. Find values within (intermediate) or outside (external) a given range utilizing iteration or extrapolation

6. Perform appropriate numerical solution techniques for the solution of linear equations

7. Use computers for linear algebra, differentiation and integration problems

8. Solve matrices and ordinary differential equations with computers