Homework Assignments

Please note that the total score on your homework assignments counts for 30% of your final grade. This reflects the fact that you won't learn the material without applying it.  Unless, otherwise stated, homework that must be submitted on paper is due in class on the listed date. Homework to be submitted via  the computer is due by 11:59PM on the listed date.

Always submit at least part of your homework to the drop box provided on ANGEL.  That will permit me to provide your score and any comments online.

For Programming Homeworks please read and follow my programming guidelines.  This will make you lives easier later if you try to adapt your work to other projects, and my life easier when I try to grade it. After Homework 2, failure to follow these guidelines will result in loss of points.

HW1: Problem  Definition and Classification,   Due Tuesday January 22 by 11:59 PM
HW2: A simple finite volume conduction problem,
HW3:  Richardson Based Error Analysis,
HW4:  Cylindrical Finite Volume and Finite Difference,
HW5: Iterative Solution Methods for Linear Equations
HW6: MultiGrid Method,
HW7: Krylov Methods,
HW8: Simulating a Thermal Transient
HW9:  More Transient Simulation
HW10:  Simple Advection



Sample Programs

Homework 3
Homework 5
Homework 9
Homework 10

Basic Requirements for Homework Reports:

Your report on each homework and the final project must be internally complete.  That means that someone who sat in on class lectures, but never read the homework assignments could read your report and understand the problem that you were assigned, your method of solution, and your final results.  In addition to information specifically requested in each homework, conclude your report with a section titled "Observations".  In this section  as appropriate:
For Programming Homeworks please read and follow my programming guidelines.  This will make you lives easier later if you try to adapt your work to other projects, and my life easier when I try to grade it. After Homework 2, failure to follow these guidelines will result in loss of points.


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