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COMP
208: COMPUTERS
IN ENGINEERING


Course Summary
 Introduction to computer systems. Concepts
and structures for high level programming. Elements of structured programming using
FORTRAN 90 and "C". Numerical algorithms such as root finding, numerical
integration and differential equations. Nonnumerical algorithms for sorting and
searching.

Prerequisite: differential and integral calculus.
Corequisite: linear algebra: determinants, vectors, matrix operations.
Restrictions: COMP 202 and COMP 208 cannot both be taken for credit. COMP
202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students
interested in scientific computations. Credits for either of these courses will not count
towards the 60credit Major in Computer Science. COMP 208 cannot be taken for credit with
or after COMP 250.
Associated Term: Winter 2008
Registration Dates: Mar 22, 2007 to
Jan 15, 2008
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
2:35 PM  3:55 PM 
TR 
Trottier Building 2110 
Jan 03, 2008  Jan 11, 2008 
Lecture 

2:35 PM  3:55 PM 
TR 
Macdonald Engineering Building 280 
Jan 14, 2008  Mar 19, 2008 
Lecture 

2:35 PM  3:55 PM 
TR 
Macdonald Engineering Building 280 
Mar 21, 2008  Apr 11, 2008 
Lecture 

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Here is some additional information on things directly or indirectly related to the
course.
The basic concepts of algorithms and computing machines have been reviewed by Roger
Pensore in Chapter 2 of his book, The
Emperor's New Mind. (Lecture 2)
To appreciate the idea of 'precision' and the numerical range of numbers that might be
needed to allocte memory in a computer program, consider how large and small various
objects in the universe can be. What if you need to write a program dealing with these
numbers? (Lecture 4)
