(Fall, 2001)

**Course Objectives:** This course gives a general overview of
useful mathematical methods for students specializing
in civil engineering and management. The lecture material is based
on real-world problems, numerical examples and solutions, with
elements of theory explained. The tutorials focus on full evaluation
of hand-on exercises and solutions.

**Topics:** Linear eigenvalue problems, systems of differential
equations, numerical methods for differential equations,
partial differential equations, introduction to probability and statistics.

**Instructor:**
Dr. Dmitry Pelinovsky, BSB-204, ext.23424

e-mail: dmpeli@math.mcmaster.ca; http://dmpeli.math.mcmaster.ca

**Teaching Assistant:**
Ping Wu, BSB-237, ext.27103; e-mail: wuping@math.mcmaster.ca

**Hours:**

*Lectures:* Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (8:30-9:20); ITC/139

*Tutorials:* Fridays (8:30-9:20); ITC/139

*Office hours:* Tuesdays (10:00-11:00),
Thursdays (15:00-16:00) or by appointment

**Main textbook:**

*"Advanced Engineering Mathematics"*
by D. Zill, M.R. Cullen, 2nd ed. (Jones and Bartlett, 2000)

**Optional textbooks:**

*"Advanced Engineering Mathematics"*
by E. Kreyszig, 8th ed., (John Wiley & Sons, 1999)

*"Advanced Engineering Mathematics"*
by A.Jeffrey, (Academic Press/Harcourt, 2001)

*"Advanced Engineering Mathematics with Matlab"*
by T. Harman, J.B. Dabney, N. Richert (Brooks/Cole, 2000)

**Assignments:**
Six home assignments will be handed out in class on Tuesdays every second
week, starting the week of September 17. The assignments are due
at 9:20 on Tuesdays in the following week. The texts for assignments
and solutions will be posted on the course webpage.

**Tests:**
There will be two class tests during regular lecture hours
on Wednesdays: October 10 and November 7.

**Exam:** The course is completed by a three-hour
final examination. The date and location of the final exam
will be announced by the registrar's office in mid-term.

**Marking scheme:**

Final exam (3 hrs) - 40%

Two class tests (50 min) - 30%

Six homework assignments - 30%