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ChE 348 (Unique # 15020, 15025, 15030, 15035) NUMERICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Fall 2011

Instructor: Dr. Gyeong S. Hwang Office: CPE 4.404 Office Hours: Tue 4:30-5:30pm @ CPE4.446 Phone: 512-471-4847 Email: gshwang@che.utexas.edu

Teaching Assistant: Yu-Hao Tsai Office: CPE 4.422 Office Hours: Wed 4:00-5:30pm ECJ 3.402 Email: uhtsai@gmail.com Class Meeting: Lectures: Recitations:

Tue & Thu 2:00 3:30pm in CPE 2.218 Mon 3:00 4:00pm in ECJ 3.402 (#15020) 4:00 5:00pm in ECJ 3.402 (#15030) Wed 3:00 4:00pm in ECJ 3.402 (#15025) 4:00 5:00pm in ECJ 3.402 (#15035)

Prerequisites: ChE 210 (Introduction to Computing), ChE 317 (Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis), and M 427K (Differential Equations) with a grade of at least C in each. This class assumes that you have a good grasp of the following subjects: Algebra and mathematical (trigonometric/exponential/logarithmic) functions; Integration and differentiation; Matrices and (ordinary/partial) differential equations and their solutions; Physical and chemical behaviors (e.g., ideal/real gas behavior, mass and energy conservation, phase equilibrium); and MATLAB programming.

Texts:

Numerical Methods for Engineers by S.C. Chapra & R.P. Canale, McGraw Hill. (required) An Introduction to Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers (2nd Ed) by J.B. Riggs, Texas Tech University Press. (recommended) Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers with MATLAB Applications by A. Constantinides and N. Mostoufi, Prentics Hall. (recommended) Introduction to MATLAB 6 for Engineers by W.J. Palm III, McGraw Hill. (recommended)

Evaluation: Pop Quizzes: Three Midterms (9/22, 10/27, 11/22, tentatively): Final: Homework: Attendance (Recitations):

5% 55 % 25 % 10 % 5%

Exam policy: There is normally no make-up offered for any tests. If you have a legitimate excuse for missing a test, you must have permission from the instructor beforehand. Academic Adjustments: The University of Texas at Austin provides, upon request, appropriate academic adjustments for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259, 471-4241 TDD or the College of Engineering Director of Students with Disabilities at 471-4382 Course Description: Numerical computation is a powerful tool for solving complex and practical mathematical problems encountered throughout a variety of engineering disciplines. Numerical methods and analysis may be totally new to many of the students in this class. It is certainly different from what the students have seen in previous calculus classes. The task of calculus is to solve the right answer. On the other hand, in numerical analysis, we are concerned with computing approximations; that is, we have to understand what we are approximating well enough to construct a reasonable approximation and we have to be able to think clearly and logically enough to analyze the accuracy and performance of the approximation. The differentness may make it seem harder, but it is not harder at all! The purpose of this class is to teach students elementary numerical methods for solving a variety of mathematical problems that occur in many areas of science and engineering, with more emphasis on chemical engineering-related subjects. The methods and skills taught in this class will be valuable for future ChE courses, including ChE 322, ChE 354, ChE 372 and ChE 360. The objectives are for each student: To develop the confidence necessary to successfully solve mathematical problems with a computer; To be able to formulate and write structured computer code; To understand the formulation behind basic numerical methods for matrix manipulation, finding roots, rudimentary optimization and numerical integration of ordinary and partial differential equations; and

To be able to solve linear and non-linear algebraic equations, to determine minima and maxima of functions, and to integrate coupled sets of most ordinary and partial differential equations.

The topics to be covered in this class include: Basic building blocks of numerical methods: Taylor series & difference approximations; Methods for finding the roots of linear and non-linear equations; Methods for converting a set of discrete values to a smooth function: interpolation and approximation; Numerical solutions of simultaneous linear algebraic equations; Methods for approximating given integrals and derivatives; Numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations; and Introduction to partial differential equations & numerical optimization. MATLAB is primarily adopted as the calculation environment in this class. Students are encouraged to do their homework in MATLAB. The basic concepts and techniques taught in this class can be broadly transferable to various computing environments.