Course syllabus

# Beräkningsprogrammering Scientific Computing

## FMN140, 6 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2016-03-29

## General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: V2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish

## Aim

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

## Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to describe the Matlab output corresponding to a sequence of (possible incorrect) commands.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to write computational programmes needed in later courses in the civil engineering programme.
• be able to visualize, interpret 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  well structured report in suitable terminology on the numerical solution of a computational project within civil engineering

## Contents

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.

## Examination details

Assessment: Written exam and a computational project.

Parts
Code: 0110. Name: Scientific Calculation.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination.
Code: 0210. Name: Project.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Computational project. Contents: See above.

Required prior knowledge: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable and FMA430 Calculus in Several Variables.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMN065