EMTH271-16S2 (C) Semester Two 2016

Mathematical Modelling and Computation 2

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
11 Jul 2016 - 13 Nov 2016

Description

Use of the package MATLAB including matrix algebra, user-defined functions, surface plotting. Numerical methods including solutions of systems of linear equations, solution of ordinary differential equations and systems of equations, approximation techniques. Modelling projects. Engineering applications using spreadsheets.

The use of mathematical modelling and computation in engineering. Numerical methods with strong emphasis on applications in engineering. The course has a strong programming component done in MATLAB. Case studies with applications relevant to each engineering discipline will reinforce the theory seen in class.

Course Information:
An application-oriented course in mathematical modelling and scientific computation. Numerical methods and approximations underlie much of modern engineering and technology, such as modelling structures, aircraft, geophysical situations, design of integrated circuits, and image processing. The course will cover a range of techniques from calculus and linear algebra, together with algorithmic and programming considerations. Programming exercises will be conducted using MATLAB. The methods covered will be applied in case studies specific to students’ chosen engineering programme.

Topics covered:
Mathematical modelling methods and techniques. Iterative methods for nonlinear equations; numerical solution of linear and nonlinear systems; interpolation and approximation; numerical quadrature; numerical solution of ordinary differential equations; random number generation and Monte Carlo integration. MATLAB: matrix algebra; structured programming; writing M-files; user-defined functions; visualisation techniques.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Develop and critically assess mathematical models of engineering problems.
  • Implement numerical algorithms in MATLAB in order to solve mathematical models.
  • Use commercially available computer programs with enough theoretical knowledge to make intelligent decisions about the outputs.

Pre-requisites

(1) EMTH171, MATH170 or MATH171; (2) Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.

Restrictions

MATH270, MATH271

Timetable 2016

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Otakaro 236 L2 11 Jul - 21 Aug
5 Sep - 16 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 08:00 - 09:00 Otakaro 236 L2 11 Jul - 21 Aug
5 Sep - 16 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 09:00 Otakaro 236 L2 11 Jul - 21 Aug
5 Sep - 16 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
02 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Erskine 248 Computer Lab 11 Jul - 21 Aug
5 Sep - 16 Oct
03 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Erskine 248 Computer Lab 11 Jul - 21 Aug
5 Sep - 16 Oct
04 Friday 15:00 - 17:00 Erskine 248 Computer Lab 11 Jul - 21 Aug
5 Sep - 16 Oct
05 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Erskine 442 11 Jul - 21 Aug
5 Sep - 16 Oct
06 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Erskine 442 11 Jul - 21 Aug
5 Sep - 16 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Michael Plank

Course Administrator

Phillipa Gourdie

Lecturer

Rachelle Binny

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Laboratory sessions 20%
Assignments 30%
Final Examination 50%

Fees

Domestic fee $901.00

International fee $4,863.00

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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