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CE 30125 - Computational Methods, Fall 2010

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Author: Joannes Westerink
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Computational Methods" in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences. Standard topics in numerical linear algebra, interpolation, discrete differentiation, discrete integration, and approximate solutions to ordinary differential equations are treated in a context-based approach. Applications are drawn from hydrology, environmental modeling, geotechnical engineering, modeling of material behavior, and structural analysis.
Babylonian Tablet

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS

Professor Joannes Westerink, Ph.D.

Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
University of Notre Dame

Course Structure: 75 minute classes - twice a week

Tablet showing a Babylonian approximation to the square root of 2. Photo credit: Bill Casselman and the Yale Babylonian Collection.

Course Description

Fundamentals of numerical methods and development of programming techniques to solve problems in civil and environmental engineering. This course requires significant computer use via a scientific program language such as Matlab and/or FORTRAN. Standard topics in numerical linear algebra, interpolation, discrete differentiation, discrete integration, and approximate solutions to ordinary differential equations are treated in a context-based approach. Applications are drawn from hydrology, environmental modeling, geotechnical engineering, modeling of material behavior, and structural analysis.

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