2.086 | Fall 2014 | Undergraduate

Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers


Unit I: (Numerical) Calculus—Interpolation, Integration, Differentiation Assignment 1 (PDF - 1.5MB) Templates (ZIP) (This ZIP file contains: 13 .m files, 1 .dat file and 1 .p file.)
Unit II: Probability; Statistical Estimation; Monte-Carlo Methods Assignment 2 (PDF)

Templates (ZIP - 2.8MB) (This ZIP file contains: 14 .m files, 1 .mat file, 1 .dat file, and 1 .p file.)

Monte Carlo Baseball Simulator (ZIP) (This ZIP file contains: 3 .txt files, 2 .pdf files, 6 .m files, and 4 .png files.) (The Monte Carlo Baseball Simulator calls your base_attained_Q4 function of Assignment 2 to simulate a full baseball game. The folder also includes real data with which to populate the teams and some evidence that the simulator is reasonably accurate as regards runs scored. Please feel free to play with the codes or even improve the fidelity of the simulation.)

Unit III: (Numerical) Linear Algebra I—Matrices and Vectors, Least-Squares; Regression Assignment 3 (PDF) Templates (ZIP) (This ZIP file contains: 6 .m files, 4 .mat files, 1 .dat file, and 1 .p file.)
Unit IV: Numerical Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs); Eigenproblems Assignment 4 (PDF - 1.3MB) Templates (ZIP) (This ZIP file contains: 17 .m files, 1 .mat file, 1 .dat file, and 1 .p file.)
Unit V: (Numerical) Linear Algebra II—Linear Systems; Nonlinear Systems Assignment 5 (PDF - 1.6MB) Templates (ZIP) (This ZIP file contains: 8 .m files, 1 .dat file and 2 .p files.)

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