CHE 348 NUMERICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
(Unique Numbers: 14635, 14640)
Numerical solutions to algebraic and differential equations; numerical methods to integration, interpolation, and regression analysis, with application to chemical engineering. Two lectures (75 minutes each) and one recitation hour per week per semester. The purpose of this class is to teach students elementary numerical methods for solving a variety of mathematical problems that occur in many areas of science and engineering, with more emphasis on chemical engineering-related subjects.
ChE 210 (Introduction to Computing), ChE 317 (Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis), and M 427K (Differential Equations) with a grade of at least C in each.
This class assumes that you have a good grasp of the following subjects:
- Algebra and mathematical (trigonometric/exponential/logarithmic) functions;
- Integration and differentiation;
- Matrices and (ordinary/partial) differential equations and their solutions;
- Physical and chemical behaviors (e.g., ideal/real gas behavior, mass and energy conservation)
- MATLAB programming.
Instructor: Professor Jim Chelikowsky
Office: ACE 4.324 (Not CPE!)
Office Hours: MWF 2-3 pm (or by appointment)
Phone: 900-9808 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, please put “348” in the subject header.
Teaching Assistant (TA) : TBA
Office Hours: TBA.
Class Meeting Times:
Lectures TuTh 2:00-3:30 CPE 2.218
#14635 W 11:00-12:00 CPE 1.418
#14640 M 12:00-1:00 CPE 1.418
Texts: MATLAB An Introduction with Applications, A. Gilat, Wiley, 4th edition (suggested); Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB, S.C. Chapra, McGraw Hill, 3rd edition (required).
2 Mid-Term Exams: 20 % each
Final Exam: 40 %
Homework: 15 % (Two will be dropped)
Participation/attendance: 5 % (recitation sections and lectures)
Exam 1 Thursday March 7
Exam 2 Thursday April 18
These are tentative dates! All exams will be in CPE 2.218. The exams will be during the normal class period.
Exam policy: There is normally no make-up offered for any exams. If you have a legitimate excuse for missing a test, you must have permission from the instructor beforehand. Legitimately missed exam scores will be taken by scaling the final exam score. Request for a re-grade must be made in writing within two weeks of the exam. Calculators can be used only for numerical calculations! You must show your work. Homework policy:One problem set will be distributed each week, more or less. The lowest two homework scores will be dropped. Late homework will not be accepted.
Web Site: http://tesla.ices.utexas.edu/chen_348
Academic Adjustments:The University of Texas at Austin provides, upon request, appropriate academic adjustments for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259, 471-4241 TDD or the College of Engineering Director of Students with Disabilities at 471-4382
The objectives are for each student:- To develop the skills necessary to solve mathematical problems with a computer;- To be able to formulate and write structured computer code;- To understand the formulation behind basic numerical methods for matrix manipulation, finding roots, rudimentary optimization and numerical integration of ordinary and partial differential equations; and- To be able to solve linear and non-linear algebraic equations, to determine minima and maxima of functions, and to integrate coupled sets of most ordinary and partial differential equations.