Numerical Methods for Electrical and Computer Engineers

Welcome to Numerical Methods.

Midterm Information

'M' comes before 'R' in the alphabet, consequently, all students with a student number less than 20298400 will be seated in MC-4021and all remaining students whose student number is greater than 20298400 will be seated in RCH-302.

Course Overview

This course introduces numerical methods (to be implemented on a computer) and their application to engineering problems. It covers number systems, errors and error propagation, linear algebra and solving linear systems of equations, finding roots of nonlinear equations, an introduction to optimization, interpolation and regression, numerical integration and differentiation and an introduction to numerical solutions of initial-value problems (IVPs) of ordinary differential equations (ODE).

Statement on Cheating and Plagiarism

Cheating will not be tolerated; students are referred to University Policy 71 on scholastic offences. Looking at the midterm or final examination of another student, allowing another student to view your exam, or obtaining information about an examination in advance are all examples of cheating. Students found cheating will receive a minimum of zero (0%) on that exam.

UW Policy 71 - Student Academic Discipline

A number of safeguards will be employed to discourage cheating. For example, invigilators of the tests may ask students to move to another seat during the exam, cover their paper, avert their eyes from other students' papers, remove baseball caps, etc. This is not meant as a personal affront nor as an accusation of cheating, rather as vigilant attempts at proctoring. No questions may be asked during either the midterm or final examinations other than "May I go to the wash room?" Seating will be randomly assigned at the time of the examination.

Weekly assignments done during the tutorial hour are meant to be written individually. You may collaborate with other individuals so long as you acknowledge your collaboration on the assignment.

Note for students with disabilities:

The Office for Persons with Disabilities (OPD), located in Needles Hall, Room 1132, collaborates with all academic departments to arrange appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities without compromising the academic integrity of the curriculum. If you require academic accommodations to lessen the impact of your disability, please register with the OPD at the beginning of each academic term.