EE 289, Mathematical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Department

New Mexico Tech


Fall Semester, 2010


William Rison, Workman 211, Phone:  835-5486, Email:

Office hours: M W Th 11-12, or by appointment (or drop in when the door is open)


C for Engineers and Scientists, 1st Edition, by Harry H. Cheng, McGraw Hill, 2010, ISBN 0-07-729046-1

Getting Started with MATLAB by Rudra Pratap, Oxford University Press, 2010, ISBN 0-19973124-4


Class Schedule:

TR 9:00-10:15, Workman 117

Course Overview:

Introduction to programming an C and MATLAB for engineering. Extensive programming practice writing numerous small programs and several larger projects.


Weekly homework (20%), weekly quizzes on Friday (10%), two mid-term exams (12% each), programming projects (44%).

Class Schedule (Tentative)

Week of August 24: Cheng, Chapters 1 through 3

Week of August 31: Cheng, Chapters 3 and 4

Week of Sept. 7: Cheng, Chapter 5

Week of Sept. 14: Cheng, Chapters 6 and 7

Week of Sept. 21: Cheng, Chapters 8 and 9

Week of Sept. 28: Cheng, Chapter 10

Week of Oct. 5: Cheng, Chapters 11 and 12

Week of Oct. 12: Cheng, Chapter 13

Week of Oct. 19: Exam 1 on C; Linking to Gnu Scientific Library

Week of Oct. 26: Discussion of project in C

Week of Nov. 2: Pratap, Chapters 1 and 2

Week of Nov. 9: Pratap, Chapters 3 and 4

Week of Nov. 16: Pratap, Chapters 5 and 6; C project due

Week of Nov. 23: Discussion of project in MATLAB

Week of Nov. 30: Exam 2 on MATLAB; Calling a C program from MATLAB

Week of Dec. 6: Finish MATLAB project