Computational Methods for Engineering Applications (2017)

 

Lecturers Prof. Dr. Jens Walther
Teaching Assistants

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Class Room

Lecture: HG F 1
Exercises: see list of assistants above

Practice Hour: HG E 27

Class Times

Fridays: 10:15 - 12:00 (Lecture) (starts February 24)
Tuesdays: 15:15 - 16:00 (Exercises) (starts February 28)

Wednesdays: 16:15 - 17:00 (Exercises) (starts March 15)

Thursdays: 17:15 - 18:00 (Practice Hour) (starts March 2)

   
Lectures

Lecture recordings from 2015

February 24, 2017

Lagrange & Least Squares: Slides

March 10, 2017 Splines: Slides
March 17, 2017 Basis Functions: Slides
March 24, 2017 Nonlinear Systems: Slides
March 31, 2017 Numerical Integration: Slides
May 12, 2017 Transforms: Slides

 

Exam details

  • The exam will be held on the 25th of August 2017.
    Time: 15:00 to 18:00
    Location : To be decided
  • Content from lecture notes that will not be covered on the exam:
    • Sections 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.6.2, 5.8.6, 5.8.7, 5.8.8
    • Section 5.7.2 - only derivation of Gauss quadrature excluded, you must still know how to do computations using Gauss quadrature
    • Chapter 6 - Transforms
  • Homework Set 12 will not be covered on the exam.
  • Slides from Exam Review: Slides

 

Exercises

 

Miscellaneous

  • Portability issues: zip-file (info for Windows, VirtualBox and Libraries)
  • Cross-Validation Matlab Demo: zip-file
  • Additional notes on 'Nonlinear Systems' (Prof. Heath, UIUC): PDF
  • Instructions for installing and using the GNU Scientific Library (gsl) on Windows, by Leonard Bauersfeld: zip-file

 

Useful Links


Books and Further Reading

  • Numerical Analysis (R. L. Burden and J. D. Faires)
  • The Nature of Mathematical Modeling (N. Gershenfeld)
  • Introduction to Applied Mathematics (G. Strang)
  • Analysis of Numerical Methods (Isaacson and Keller)