2.086 | Spring 2013 | Undergraduate

Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers


Session Key

[L] = Lecture

[R] = Recitation

SES # TOPICS Assessment
Unit I: (Numerical) Calculus
L1 Numerical Calculus Part 1  
L2 Numerical Calculus Part 2  
R1 No MATLAB® tutorial.  
L3 Numerical Calculus Part 3  
Unit II: Statistical Estimation; Monte Carlo Methods
L4 Probability and Statistics Part 1  
R2 Elements of a Program; MATLAB Basics  
L5 Probability and Statistics Part 2  
R3 Single Index MATLAB Arrays

Assignment 1 due

L6 Probability and Statistics Part 3  
L7 Probability and Statistics Part 4  
R4 Functions in MATLAB; Random Sampling  
L8 Probability and Statistics Part 5  
Unit III: Linear Algebra 1: Matrices and Least Squares; Regression
L9 Linear Algebra 1 Part 1  
R5 Double Index MATLAB Arrays  
L10 Linear Algebra 1 Part 2  
L11 Linear Algebra 1 Part 3  
R6 MATLAB Matrix/Vector Operations; MATLAB Backslash (Least Squares)

Assignment 2 due

L12 Special Topic: MATLAB Programming and Arduino Part 1  
L13 Special Topic: MATLAB Programming and Arduino Part 2  
R7  No MATLAB tutorial.

Quiz 1

L14 Linear Algebra 1 Coda  
Unit IV: Ordinary Differential Equations
L15 Ordinary Differential Equations Part 1  

Assignment 3 due

L16 Ordinary Differential Equations Part 2  
L17 Ordinary Differential Equations Part 3  
R9 Passing Functions (Handles); Anonymous Functions. MATLAB ode45  
Unit V: Linear Algebra 2: Linear Systems
L18 Linear Algebra 2 Part 1  
R10 No MATLAB tutorial.

Assignment 4 due

L19 Linear Algebra 2 Part 2  
L20 Linear Algebra 2 Part 3  
R11 MATLAB Sparse Matrix Operations  
L21 Linear Algebra 2 Part 4  
Unit VI: Nonlinear Problems
L22 Nonlinear Problems Part 1  
R12 MATLAB Sparse Backslash

Assignment 5 due

L23 Nonlinear Problems Part 2  
L24 Nonlinear Problems Part 3  
R13 No MATLAB tutorial.

Quiz 2

Additional Topics
L25 Additional Topics  
L26 Additional Topics  
R14 MATLAB fsolve

Assignment 6 due

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2013
Learning Resource Types
Problem Sets
Online Textbook
Demonstration Videos