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Engineering Math Fall 2008

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2250 7:30 Announcements

  • 2250 [7:30am]2250 final exam key posted 25 Dec 2008
  • 2250 [7:30am]2250 Records, exams 1,2,3, final exam, and complete dailies and Xc [added 25 Dec 2008]
    Eric Griego discovered the records were in error. It was a translator error. Excel records were OK. The records below are the corrected records.
    Records 2250-2 on 26 December 2008
  • 2250 [7:30am]2250 Records, exams 1,2,3 and dailies to 14 Dec [added 14 Dec 2008]
    Records 2250-2 on 14 December 2008
  • 2250 [7:30am]2250 Records, exams 1,2,3 and dailies to 8 Dec [added 13 Dec 2008] These records had errors in ch5, ch6. Misplaced mapleL5. Wrong headers. Please use the latest corrections.
    Records 2250-2 on 12 December 2008 [first print]
  • 2250 [7:30am]Sample final exam problems chapters 8,9,10 [added 12 Dec 2008]
    Final Exam F2008 sample ch8,ch9,ch10
  • 2250 [7:30am] Exam keys for exams 1,2,3 posted [added 11 Dec 2008]
  • 2250 [7:30am] Final Exam Review Xerox packet [added 11 Dec 2008]
    The review session 11 Dec 2008 in WEB 103 used a packet consisting of these items:
    Final Exam F2008 Study Guide
    Grading key for the 7:30am final exam (1.4mb), S2008 [7:30am Apr 28, 2008]
    Problem 5 from the Exam 1 answer key, Spring 2008 7:30am version 1
  • 2250 [7:30am] Extra credit problems ch9 ready to download [added 06 Dec 2008] Extra credit for ch9 (pdf)
  • 2250 [7:30am] Extra credit problems ch8 ready to download [added 06 Dec 2008] Extra credit for ch8 (pdf)
  • 2250 [7:30am] Sample Exam 3 key ready to download [added 02 Dec 2008]
    Paper copies distributed in class 03 Dec. Sample Exam 3 key (850k pdf) Sample Exam 3 (90k pdf)
    See the EXAMS page for errors reported on this sample exam.

    2250 7:30 Due Dates and Problem Notes

    1. 2250 [7:30am] Changes in due dates for submitted work Updated due dates
    2. 2250 [7:30am] Problem Notes. Extra info on dailies. Problem notes and FAQ
    3. 2250 [7:30am] Reading Schedule and Topics Text file (2k)

    Maplesoft offer

    Offer from Waterloo Maple to buy a copy of maple 12 for your OS/X, Linux or MS-Windows home computer or laptop.
    Maple 12 Offer F2008 Click here
    Details for maple 12 under unix, windows, OS/X How to use maple 12 (2k text)

    2250 Lecture Notes, Slides and References

    1. 2250 [7:30am] What happened in class? Web log of slides, lecture material and references. Click here
    2. Notebook computer lecture slides and documents Click here

    2250 Extra Credit

    1. 2250 [7:30am] Extra Credit. Cancel those zeros and fifty-fives! Extra credit problems

    2250 Syllabus, Gradesheet, Reports

    1. Gustafson's 2250 (7:30am) gradesheet and problem list F2008.
      7:30 gradesheet ( 48K pdf)
    2. Gustafson's 2250 (7:30am) syllabus F2008.
      7:30 syllabus (130K pdf)
    3. 2250 format suggestions for reports
      How to improve your written work. Writing reports. ( 25K pdf)
    4. How to do maple graphics using a modem or dsl
      Low speed internet and maple graphics (3.8K txt)

    Maple labs 2250

    Click here for all F2008 maple labs and maple extra credit. Some maple extra credit also appears on the extra credit pages for each chapter.

    2250 Midterm and Final Exams

    Click here for all F2008 exam materials, including samples, old exam keys with solutions, keys to this semester's exams, and related study guides for exams.

    DE and Linear Algebra Lecture Slides

    Click here for all classroom projection materials, including slides, pdf documents, examples, special solutions and maple code. Most are from 2000-2007. Newest references appear on the Lecture Record Page Click here.

    DE and Linear Algebra manuscripts

    Click here for longer classroom pdf manuscripts, slides, textbook problem solutions, examples, solution outlines and maple code. This page catalogs a number of longer pdf documents that augment the textbook materials or explain a particular topic in detail. Not all topics are in the course syllabus. Relevant references for the current semester appear on the Lecture Record Page Click here.

    OLD Engineering Math Local Documents 1998-2008

    1. Link to Spring 2008 Eng Math documents
      Click here
    2. Link to Fall 2007 Eng Math documents
      Click here
    3. Link to Spring 2007 Eng Math documents
      Click here
    4. Link to Fall 2006 Eng Math documents
      Click here
    5. Link to Spring 2006 Eng Math documents
      Click here
    6. Link to Fall 2005 Eng Math documents
      Click here
    7. Link to Spring 2005 Eng Math documents
      Click here
    8. Link to Fall 2004 Eng Math documents
      Click here
    9. Link to Spring 2004 Eng Math documents
      Click here
    10. Link to Fall 2003 Eng Math documents
      Click here
    11. Link to 1995 to Spring 2003 Eng Math documents
      Click Here

    FLASH Animations of applications

  • The 85 physics animations in the link below are Copyright 2002 David M. Harrison, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Toronto.
    Harrison's physics animations
    A high percentage of the areas covered in the 85 animations touch the subject matter of this course: Chaos, Classical Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Micrometer Caliper, Miscellaneous, Nuclear, Optics, Oscilloscope, Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, Sound Waves, Vectors, Waves.
  • The physics animations in the link below are Copyright 2002 Dan Russell, Dept. of Physics, Kettering Univ. See in particular the movies and animations for harmonic motion, forced oscillations and resonance.
    Dan Russell's physics animations
        * Simple Harmonic Oscillator - with and without damping, transfer of energy between kinetic and potential forms
        * Damped Harmonic Oscillator - underdamped, overdamped, and critically damped
        * Forced Harmonic Oscillator - transient and steady state response to a force applied to the mass
        * The Simple Pendulum - comparing the linear approximation (small angle) with a real pendulum 
        * Coupled Oscillators - energy transfer between two mass-spring systems coupled together
        * Dynamic Absorbers - J.P. Den Hartog's classical undamped tuned dynamic absorber
        * Tacoma Narrows Bridge  - (0.668 MB mpeg movie) - when engineers don't account for resonance when designing structures

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            Grant B. Gustafson
            155 South 1400 East Room 233
            Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090
    Office phone: (801) 581-6879

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