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Mathematics of Engineering
ME17, Spring Quarter 2008

Meets: MWF 2:00-2:50, starting March 31
Buchanan 1940

Course Description:

In this course, students will review and learn mathematical techniques necessary for success as an engineer, both in future coursework and on the job. Given the difficulty of solving most realistic engineering problems analytically, the emphasis will be on the understanding and use of computational algorithms. In the process, students will develop a strong working knowledge of Matlab, which is an integrated technical computing environment that combines numeric computation, advanced graphics and visualization, and a high-level programming language.




Jeff MoehlisRamya MalurTao Cai
Office Hours Tues 2:00-3:00, Wed 11:00-12:00Tues 9:30-11:30, Thurs 10:00-11:30 Thurs 1:00-4:30
2350 Engr II 2243 Engr II2243 Engr II

Questions? Email Jeff Moehlis at

Getting an engineering account

Computer lab hours and locations

Running Matlab at Home

Course Syllabus #1

Course Syllabus #2

Notes on probability

Tau Beta Pi tutoring

Midterm Review

The Mathematics of the Movie "21"

Midterm histogram
mean = 79.17, standard deviation = 15.04

MEMS/Sports talk

Splines at Boeing

Final Review

Homework - problem sets and solutions