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Scientific Computing 1 ELEX 7021

Electrical and Computer Engineering Course

Course details

This course is to be taken in conjunction with ELEX 7020 and will cover numerical analysis techniques used for constrained and unconstrained maximization problems, ordinary differential equations, root finding, and the solution of non-linear equations. Engineering applications are emphasized and MatLab is used throughout as the computing tool.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

1.0

Cost

$281.50

Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of ELEX 7021 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 33004

Duration

Sat Oct 14 - Sat Dec 02 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 33004
  • $281.50
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 14 - Dec 02 Sat 08:00 - 11:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3555
Oct 14 - Dec 02 Sat 08:00 - 11:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3575
Instructor

Maryam Heshmatzadeh

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$281.50

Important information
  1. This course will be delivered 100% in-person at the BCIT Burnaby campus. No class on Saturday, November 11th. Please check the Learning Hub-D2L two days after registration. Labs to be scheduled outside of class hours, on or before the first class. Taking ELEX 0362 is recommended but not required prior to taking this course. Please contact Katie Howard at khoward18@bcit.ca or (604) 432-8237 for more information or to be placed on the waitlist if the course is full. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of round off error in numeric computations.
  • Solve nonlinear equations using gradient and non gradient search techniques such as fixed point iteration, incremental search, bisection method, Newton's method, the secant method, the bisection method, the golden section search, and false position methods.
  • Describe situations in which search methods may fail.
  • Analyze the convergence rates of numeric algorithms
  • Solve one dimensional and multidimensional unconstrained and constrained nonlinear programming problems using both gradient and non-gradient algorithms.
  • Solve a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations using numeric integration, including adaptive step size algorithms.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

Scientific Computing 1 (ELEX 7021) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electronics
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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