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Lecture 8

ENGR 1281.01H Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Matlab, Problem Solving


Department
Engineering
Course Code
ENGR 1281.01H
Professor
Freuler Rick
Lecture
8

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Lecture 08
Monday, September 12, 2016
12:54 PM
Computer Problem Solving
Understand the following:
What an algorithm is
How the = sign is used for assignment
Definitions in MAT_Definitions.pdf
Problem solving
Engineers solve problems to improve life
oCreate new
oImprove old
oMake safer, more efficient, lighter, stronger
oImprove sustainability
Problem solving chart
oMost problems are not just enough information with one answer
Topics
oExperience
oMath
oChemistry
oArt
oMechanics
oKnow-how
oCommon Sense
oMethod
oJudgement
DR. PIE
oDefine
oRepresent
oPlan
oImplement
oEvaluate
Why computer solving
oExperience with open-ended problems
oPractice with problem solving
oExperience with method
oLearning an important application skill
Background - Computer
Hardware
Software
oOperating System
oApplications
Background - Software
Language
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oMATLAB
Matrix Laboratory
Developed with C
oC
oC++
oC#
oFortran
formula translation
oCOBOL-
old software for business
oBASIC –
Beginner All-Purpose Instructional Code
Developed at Dartmouth
oVisual BASIX
oHTML
Web-based application
oJava
oPerl
oLISP
Algorithm = recipe = procedure = instructions
Exactly what to do
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