ECI 280: Nonlinear Finite Elements for Elastic-Plastic Problems

Civil & Environmental Engineering

T-Th, 10-11:50
Professor Jeremic – 4 Units
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Lecture: 4 hours.  State of the art finite element methods and tools for elasticplastic problems, including computational techniques based on the finite element method and the theory of elastoplasticity.

ECI 205: Continuum Mechanics

Civil & Environmental Engineering

T-Th, 4:10-6
Professor Dafalias – 3 Units
Prerequisite: EEC 201 (Introduction to Theory of Elasticity)
Lecture: 3 hours.  Tensor formulation of the field equations for continuum mechanics, including large deformation effects. Invariance and symmetry requirements. Introduction to nonlinear thermoelasticity and thermodynamics. Solution of three-dimensional problems. Selected topics.

ECS 220: Theory of Computation

Computer Science

T-Th, 10:30-12
Professor Franklin – 4 Units
Prerequisite: ECS 120 (Theory of Computation) and ECS 122A (Algorithm Design and Analysis)
Lecture: 3 hour.  Discussion:  1 hour.  Time and space complexity classes. Reductions, completeness, and the role of randomness. Logic and undecidability.

ECS 222A: Design and Analysis of Algorithms

Computer Science

T-Th; 4:30-6
Professor Gusfield – 4 Units
Prerequisite: ECS 122A (Algorithm Design and Analysis),  Statistics 131A (Introduction to Probability Theory) recommended.
Lecture: 3 hours. Discussion: 1 hour.
Techniques for designing efficient algorithms, analyzing their complexity and applying these algorithms to a broad range of application settings. Methods for recognizing and dealing with hard problems are studied.

EEC 212: Analog MOS IC Design for Signal Processing

Electrical and Computer Engineering

T-Th, 12:10-1:30
Professor Hurst – 3 Units
Prerequisite: EEC 210 (Mos Analog Circuit Design)
Lecture: 3 hours.  Analysis and design of analog MOS integrated circuits. Passive components, single-ended and fully differential op amps, sampled-data and continuous-time filters.

EME 198: Introduction to Heating, Cooling and Ventilating Buildings

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

T-Th 10-11:50
Professor Modera – 4 Units
Prerequisite: EME 106
Lecture: 4 hours. Introduction to basic mechanisms and processes associated with heating, cooling and ventilating (HVAC),
including equipment and systems used for HVAC in residential and commercial buildings.

MAE 216: Thermodynamics

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MW, 2:10-4
Professor Shaw -4 Units
Prerequisite: Engineering 105 (Thermodynamics)
Lecture: 3 hours.  Discussion:  1 hours.  Study of topics important to energy conversion systems, propulsion and other systems using high temperature gases. Classical thermodynamics and quantum statistical mechanics of nonreacting and chemically reacting gases, gas mixtures, and other substances.

MAE 223: Multibody Dynamics

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

M-W, 10-12
Professor Ravani – 4 Units
Prerequisite: Engineering 102 (Dynamics).
Lecture: 4 hours. Coupled rigid-body kinematics/dynamics; reference frames; vector differentiation; configuration and motion constraints; holonomicity; generalized speeds; partial velocities; mass; inertia tensor/theorems; angular momentum; generalized forces; comparing Newton/Euler, Lagrange’s, Kane’s methods; computer-aided equation derivation; orientation; Euler; Rodrigues parameters. (Same course as Biomedical
Engineering 223.)

MAE 238: Advanced Aerodynamic Design and Optimization

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MWF, 12:10-1
Professor Van Dam -4 Units
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Lecture: 3 hours.  Discussion:  1 hour.  Application of aerodynamic theory to obtain optimum aerodynamic shapes. Both analytic solutions and solutions obtained with numerical optimization techniques will be examined. Includes introduction to the calculus of variations and numerical optimization techniques.

MAT 128B: Numerical Analysis


MWF, 11-11:50
Professor Cheer – 4 Units
Prerequisite: Computer Science Engineering 30 (Programming and Problem Solving) or equivalent; courses 21C (Calculus); 22A (Linear Algebra) or 67 (Modern Linear Algebra)
Lecture: 3 hours; project.  Solution of nonlinear equations and nonlinear systems. Minimization of functions of several variables. Simultaneous linear equations. Eigenvalue problems. Linear programming. Programming in language such as Pascal, Fortran, or BASIC required.