MA 5345, Fall 2015 (Computational Methods III)
Professor Craig C. Douglas
Tuesday / Thursday 2:00-3:15, Ross Hall 241
Office hours: Tu/Th 1:00-2:00, W 9:00-10:00, Ross Hall 227


Homework What Worth
hw1 Projects 10%
hw2 Class notes 10%
hw3 Textbook problems 20%
hw4 Textbook problems 20%
project Course project 40%


All homework should be emailed to me by December 3, 2015. Always put MA 5345 in the Subject line of your message. I will send you a reply when I get your mail. If you do not get a reply, I did not get your email. You are responsible for having an email account that can communicate successively with me. I will normally send you email from GMail, however.

All homework should be done individually unless explicitly stated in an individual homework assignment. It is acceptable to ask simple questions of other people, but do not collude or work together closely. All dead sources are acceptable, however.


This is a multipart assignment with groups of two students working on different, but related, topics:

  1. Outline your group's problem in conservation law form. Provide details on how you will solve your problem mathematically computationally, and physically. Will the conservation law approach give an adequate result?


Go through the posted class notes. On pages that you have issues, do the following:

  • Print the page.
  • Clearly label the page (filename, page, your name).
  • Using red ink, mark up corrections or ask questions.
  • Give me the page(s) in class.


From the textbook, Part I, problems 3.4, 4.5, 4.8, 6.7, 7.1, and 8.2.


From the textbook, Part II, problems 11.1, 12.2, 13.2, 14.4, 16.2, and 17.1.


The projects are on the following topics:.

  • Two phase flow EORI problem (Donya and Mookwon)
  • Tokomak (Emmett and Matthew)
  • MHD (Andrew and Anthony)

Craig C. Douglas

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