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BM20A5001 Principles of Technical Computing, 4 cr 
Code BM20A5001  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Principles of Technical Computing  Abbreviation Principles of T 
Credits4 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
ClassCourse   
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Teachers
Name
Matylda Jablonska-Sabuka 

Description by Study Guide
Note 

Location: Lappeenranta, kokonaan verkossa / full digi

 
Year 

B.Sc. (Tech.) 2., M.Sc. (Tech.) 1

 
Period 

1

 
Teaching Language 

English

 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

D.Sc. (Tech.) Matylda Jablonska-Sabuka

 
Aims 

Students get a good understanding of Matlab syntax and programming, gain fluency in
principles of technical computing and are able to apply the skills to basic mathematical and
engineering problems (the skills are applicable in big part to Octave and R programming,
too).

 
Contents 

Working with various data structures (multidimensional arrays, cell arrays, etc.) and variable
types (numeric, logical, textual, etc.), Matlab symbolic functionality, conditional statements
(if-else, switch-case), loops (for and while), using built-in functions, handling external data,
2-D and 3-D plotting, writing user-defined functions, optimization of code speed, style and
efficiency.

 
Teaching Methods 

Lectures 12 h, computer class exercises 24 h, independent study 30 h, preparation for exam
34 h, 1st period. Total 100 h. EXAM-examination.

 
Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 

No

 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 

No

 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 

Yes

 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, examination 100 %.

 
Course Materials 

Lecture material available in Moodle, based partly on textbook: Gilat, A.: An Introduction to
Matlab with Applications.

 
Prerequisites 

Basic university calculus required. Recommended first year university calculus necessarily
including matrix calculus.

 
Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 10

 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 5

 


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