The course introduces numerical procedures for the solution of various problems encountered in civil and environmental engineering. It emphasizes the need of numerical analysis, and demonstrates its use as a powerful problem-solving tool. The course introduces a brief review of various civil and environmental engineering problems (e.g., truss analysis, plug flow reactor, dynamics of mass-spring system, regression on traffic problems), which require numerical analysis as a problem-solving tool. In addition, the topics include MATLAB fundamentals, numerical linear algebra, root finding, curve fitting/interpolation, numerical differentiation/integration, and ordinary differential equations.
A review and discussion of concepts, models, tools and applications pertaining to social network formation and behavior. This course is dual-listed with IE 511.