ESC103H1: Engineering Mathematics and Computation


Introduces students to mathematics in an engineering context, In particular, linear algebra and computational techniques. Emphasis is placed on developing students’ ability to visualize in 2-D, 3-D, and higher dimensions. Linear algebra topics include: vectors, lines and planes, viewing systems of linear equations using row picture and column picture, independence, dependence and column space, matrix multiplication and factorization (A=CR), solving linear systems using elimination, connecting rank and shape of a matrix, and inverse matrices. Computational problems include numerical integration, solving the least squares problem, and numerical solutions to initial value problems (IVP) and boundary value problems (BVP). Course content is complemented with the use of computational software.

36.6 (Fall), 36.6 (Winter), 73.2 (Full Year)