Engineering Math Spring 2009

2250 7:30am and 10:45am Spring 2009
Updated: Monday May 18: 17:54PM, 2009     Today: Wednesday July 17: 10:27AM, 2019

2250 Announcements

  • Records are available with rank in class and lowest possible letter grade. Please check the computations and report any errors in exam scores. Please DO NOT report errors in dailies, unless it would change your final letter grade.
    Records for 2250-1 and 2250-2, S2009, Draft 3, 18May2009-5:53pm
    Records for 2250-1 and 2250-2, S2009, Draft 2, 17May2009-12:09pm
    Records for 2250-1 and 2250-2, S2009, Draft 1, 16May2009-4:54pm
  • Final exam keys.
    Answer Key for Final Exam, S2009, 7:30am section
    Answer Key for the Final Exam, S2009, 10:45am section
  • Additional solved sample exam problems from the 2280 course. These problems were discussed May 1, in the review session in 140 JTB, attended by more than 15 students from 2250. Sample final exam problems, S2009.
  • All exam papers and dailies are now outside 113 JWB. Exception: those papers still ungraded.
  • Exam 3 problems 3,4 returned Wed 29 April.
  • Exam 3 problems 1,2 returned Tue 28 April.
  • Exam 3 problem 5 returned Mon 27 April.
  • Stress reduction: most due dates moved to Thursday of Final Week. See the due dates page.
  • Study guide for the final exam ready. It was emailed to 2250-1, 2250-2 students on 26 April.
    Final exam study guide Spring 2009 [revised 24 Apr]
  • Dynamical systems slides added 26 April. See the reading list.

    2250 Due Dates, Problem Notes, Reading, Maple Projects and Extra Credit

    1. Updated due dates 2250 Changes in due dates for submitted work
    2. Problem notes and FAQ 2250 Problem Notes. Extra info on dailies.
    3. Reading (2k text) 2250 Reading Schedule and Topics
    4. Reading schedule with links to slides and manuscripts (php) 2250 Reading Schedule with Links
    5. Maple Projects 2250 maple labs and maple extra credit.
    6. Extra credit problems 2250 Extra Credit. Cancel zeros and fifty-fives! More maple extra credit appears in certain chapters.

    2250 Lecture Notes, Slides and References

    1. Web log click here 2250 What happened in class? Web log of slides, lecture material and references.
    2. Notebook Computer click here Notebook computer lecture slides and documents [current]
    3. Historical References. Manuscripts Click here. Slides Click here.
      Appearing here are historical links to classroom pdf manuscripts, slides, textbook problem solutions, examples, solution outlines and maple code. See the preceding link for current slides and manuscripts.

    2250 Midterm and Final Exams

    Click here for all S2009 exam materials, including samples, old exam keys with solutions, keys to this semester's exams, and related study guides for exams.

    2250 Syllabus, Gradesheet, Reports

    1. Gustafson's 2250 gradesheet and problem list S2009. gradesheet ( 47K pdf)
    2. Gustafson's 2250 syllabus S2009. syllabus (134K 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 Tutorials and Maplesoft offer

    1. Maplesoft Quick Reference Cards Click Here
    2. Douglas Meade's Quick Reference Card for Maple 12 Click Here
    3. A rookie maple tutorial for the impatient from Indiana University Click Here
    4. Angie Gardiner tutorial source. Save to local disk and launch it in maple. Save file (.mws) [usually right click]
    5. Details for maple 12 under unix, windows, OS/X How to use maple 12 (2k text)
    6. Offer from Waterloo Maple to buy a copy of maple 12 for your OS/X, Linux or MS-Windows home computer or laptop [$50.00].
      Maple 12 Offer S2009 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

    For email address, see class notes or click here for the doorcard.

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