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ENGS 20 - Introduction to Scientific Computing

Description

May not be taken under the Non-Recording Option This course introduces concepts and techniques for creating computational solutions to problems in engineering and science. The essentials of computer programming are developed using the C and Matlab languages, with the goal of enabling the student to use the computer effectively in subsequent courses. Programming topics include problem decomposition, control structures, recursion, arrays and other data structures, file I/O, graphics, and code libraries. Applications will be drawn from numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, root finding, matrix operations, searching and sorting, simulation, and data analysis. Good programming style and computational efficiency are emphasized. Although no previous programming experience is assumed, a significant time commitment is required. Students planning to pursue the engineering sciences major are advised to take ENGS 20. Students considering the computer science major or majors modified with computer science should take COSC 1 and COSC 10. Enrollment is limited to 50 students.

Prerequisites

MATH 3 and prior or concurrent enrollment in MATH 8

Distribution Code

TAS

Offered

Term
Time
Location / Method
Instructor(s)
Term: Fall 2023
Time: C
Location:
Instructors:

Simon Shepherd


Term: Winter 2023
Time: C
Location:
Instructors:

Simon Shepherd


Term: Spring 2023
Time: D
Location:
Instructors:

Petra Bonfert-Taylor


Term: Spring 2023
Time: E
Location:
Instructors:

Petra Bonfert-Taylor


Term: Fall 2022
Time: C
Location:
Instructors:

Simon Shepherd


Term: Spring 2022
Time: D
Location:
Instructors:

Helene Seroussi


Term: Spring 2022
Time: E
Location:
Instructors:

Helene Seroussi


Term: Winter 2021
Time: C
Location:

Remote with synchronous components

Instructors:

Simon Shepherd


Term: Spring 2021
Time: D
Location:

Remote with synchronous components

Instructors:

Petra Bonfert-Taylor


Term: Spring 2021
Time: E
Location:

Remote with synchronous components

Instructors:

Petra Bonfert-Taylor


Term: Fall 2021
Time: 10
Location:

MacLean 132

Instructors:

Simon Shepherd


Term: Winter 2022
Time: C
Location:
Instructors:

Simon Shepherd