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ENGR 250 - Numerical Methods Using MATLAB

Credits: 5
Introduces students to the use of computers and the MATLAB program to solve engineering problems using applied numerical method. Students learn how to implement important and fundamental numerical methods, with applications from a variety of courses, including the engineering mechanics sequence (ENGR& 214 , CS 132  and ENGR& 215 ), ENGR& 224 - Thermodynamics , and Electrical Circuits  (ENGR& 204 ).

Enrollment Requirement: MATH& 254  and (CS 120 /ENGR 120  or CS& 131  or CS& 141  or CS 108  or 109 ) with grades of 2.5 or higher.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Write and document effective MATLAB scripts involving logical and iterative flow control.
  2. Effectively utilize vector and matrix operations in MATLAB as they apply to numerical methods, both element-wise, and matrix-wise.
  3. Clearly communicate relevant results via graphical methods in MATLAB and via written explanation.
  4. Utilize a variety of numerical methods to solve an even larger variety of applied numerical problems.
  5. Identify the difference between analytic methods and numerical methods and their applications to applied mathematical problems.

Program Outcomes
  1. Use engineering principles to solve problems related to engineering mechanics.
  2. Analyze a wide variety of physical systems using Newton’s Laws and free body diagrams in 3D space.
  3. Transfer to a Bachelor’s program in Engineering with the necessary aptitude to succeed in upper-division coursework.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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