Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FMN140 overlaps following cours/es: FMN065. Compulsory for: V2. Course coordinator: Johan Helsing, and Director of Studies Anders Holst,, Numerical Analysis. Prerequisites: FMA420 Linear Algebra. Recommended prerequisits: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable and FMA430 Calculus in Several Variables. Assessment: Written exam and a computational project. Parts: 2. Further information: The applications are taken from structural design, building physics, hydrology and hydraulics. The students will work on a larger project, which is given in cooperation with the teacher in Structural mechanics. Home page:

The course provides a basic understanding how to apply computational tools to write programs to simulate and visualize various problems in civil engineering. The student shall experience technical computations as an useful tool. The course stimulates further studies.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- be familiar with MATLAB syntax and the online help function. The student shall be able to write his own computational programs in MATLAB.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

- have achieved a good basis in computational programming applicable in other courses in civil engineering

- be able to visualize and evaluate numerical results.

- be able to report solutions and numerical results in written and graphical form.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

write a algorithmically well structured report in suitable terminology on the numerical solution of a computational project within civil engineering

Files, editing. MATLAB's basic functions: aritmetic operations, vectors, matrices, simple graphics functions. Syntax: [for], [if-then-else], [while]. Built-in functions, user-written functions, and m-files. Linear systems of equations. Non-linear equations. Least squares fitting of measurement data. Numerical integration. Interpretation and critical assessment of results. Applications and project work.

Pärt-Enander, E och Sjöberg, A: Användarhandledning för Matlab 6. Uppsala Universitet. ISBN: 91-506-1473-8, (english edition).


Code: 0110. Name: Scientific Calculation.
Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination.

Code: 0210. Name: Project.
Higher education credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Computational project. Contents: See above.