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Covenant University

Course Compact

College: Engineering School: Applied Engineering

Department: Mechanical Engineering Programme: B.Eng Mechanical Engineering

1. Basic Details

Course Code: GEC320 Course Title: Numerical Methods

Unit(s): 2 Semester: Omega
Location: LT 2 Time: Tuesday 11am-1pm
Level: 300
Prof. O. S. Ohunakin, Engr. A. K. Aworinde, Engr. M. A. Fajobi & Engr. E.Y.

2. Brief overview

The course contains basic engineering tools which can be applied to obtain numerical
solutions to Engineering problems.

3. Course Objectives/Goals

The objective of the course is to bring out the potential ability of the students to be able to
apply numerical methods to solve engineering problems. Students will also be able to apply
numerical analysis software packages to solve simple engineering problems.

3. Methods of Lecture Delivery/teaching Aids

Lecture delivery methods

i. Teaching Aids: May be provided by means of electronic media/projector
ii. Literatures
iii. Case Studies Examples

4. Course Outlines

Week Topic(s)
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1  Finite difference. Interpolation. Numerical differentiation and integration.

2  Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, Trapezoidal, Simpson,

Runge Kutta methods.

3  Newton Raphson method for roots of equations

4  System of simultaneous linear equations

5  Test 1

6  Linear simultaneous equations, Gaussian elimination, Gauss-Seidel iterative


7  Jacobi Method, evaluation of determinant and inverse matrix

8  Eigensystem analysis: system stability

9  Eigenvalue sensitivity

10  Test 2

11  stability of Gauss-Seidel solution, amplitude and time scaling for model studies

12  Use of numerical analysis software packages to solve simple engineering


13 Revision
Tutorials: tutorial questions will form the basis of examples to be given to the
students to work out.
Assignment and test will be given. These will form part of their continuous
14 Examinations
Structure of the programme/method of grading:
Continuous assessment: 30%. Examination: 70%

5. General rules and Regulations

 75% attendance is required to seat for the examination

 Punctuality to classes to be observed

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7. Alignment to Covenant University Vision/Goal

The course is structured in such a way as to promote capacity building.

The knowledge gained will improve the information base of the students and will enhance
their ability to apply Numerical Methods to practical situations in the larger societies.

8. Contemporary issues/Industry Relevance

The course has application in all industries and engineering systems.

9. Recommended Reading/Text

Author Date Title Publishers

Scheid F . Schaum's Outline of Theory
And Problems Of Numerical Analysis.
Second Edition.

McNamee J. M. 2011 Numerical Methods for Roots of

Numerical Methods.
Dukkipati R. V 2010 Newage International

Steven C. 2012 Applied Numerical Methods with McGraw Hill

Chapra MATLAB® for Engineers and Scientists
Third Edition.

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