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Information
3 Credits
Available Fall/Winter term
Lecture only

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Prerequisites
ENGR 112 or ENGR112H;
MTH 256 or MTH 256H or equivalent
Contact
Sourabh Apte
541.737.7335
308 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Analytical and numerical methods for solving representative mechanical engineering problems.

Topics

  • Mechanical equations: Numerical integration and predictor/corrector methods
  • Second-order differentials equations: predictor/corrector methods
  • Boundary value problems: "Shooting" methods, finite difference equations, systems of linear equations, iteration techniques, and nonlinear equations
  • Eigenvalue problems
  • Power series solutions
  • Applications of LaPlace transforms
  • Partial differential equations

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Formulate and solve mechanical engineering initial value problems of practical importance presented by first- and second-order differential equations using both analytical and explicit numerical methods.
  2. Formulate and solve mechanical engineering boundary value problems of practical importance represented by first- and second-order differential equations using both analytical and implicit numerical methods.
  3. Formulate and numerically solve partial differential equations.
  4. Identify and implement the most appropriate numerical method for solving a specific type of engineering problem; recognize the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of numerical methods.