YCCD Math-Stats Dept Meeting
Date: Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
Time: 1000--1600
Venue: CCOF Room C-3
Agenda
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X) Additions to the agenda or rearrange the topics below?
A) Coordination of hiring and evaluation of adjuncts (Thoo) [20 min]
B) Rotation of Department Principal (or chairman or coordinator) (Thoo) [10 min]
C) Postmortem of common final exams (Thoo, Chetra, Davidson) [30 min]
D) Math 50 and 52 book (Chetra) [30 min]
E) Math 50 online, XYZTextbooks in Spring 2014 (Stemmann) [10 min]
F) Math 20, 21 and 9 book (Chetra) [30 min]
G) Rotation of conic sections, where to put if wanted (Thoo) [10 min]
Lunch [1230--1315]
H) YC and WCC cSLO and pSLO update (Boyes; Clark) [20 min]
I) Student Success Symposium report; pre-statistics track (Boyes; Noffsinger) [40 min]
J) Mathematics "boot camp" (Kovacs) [20 min]
K) Revision of Math 111, 50, and 52, and deactivation of Math 110 (Thoo) [40 min]
L) SVCCM update and help needed (Chetra, Clark, Lanier) [20 min]
M) Engr 6 (Davidson)* [10 min]
*N.B. Davidson will not be able to attend. This is what he has to submit regarding Engineering 6, a new engineering course that will be offered in Spring 2014. The 10 minutes on the agenda is for us to provide any comments or feedback that we may have.
Engr 6, Computational Problem Solving for Engineers
3 units (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)
Engr 6 is being offered for the first time at Yuba College in the Spring 2014 semester. The course will use computer software, MATLAB but also a bit of EXCEL, to teach students how to solve certain types of engineering problems more easily. The course is based on a similar course of the same number at UCD, and we will be using the same MATLAB textbook as they do in the course. The course articulates to the UC system now and should be listed in ASSIST.org. More detail from the course outline follows:
Course Description
This course focuses on numerical methods with computer application programs such as MATLAB and EXCEL to solve problems in engineering and science. Programming in MATLAB is a key skill developed in this course. Problems and applications from applied math, electrical circuits, biology, and other engineering and science fields are used.
Pre-requisite: Math 1A
Topical Outline:
1. Engineering problem solving and modeling
2. Spreadsheet applications and their mathematical functions
3. EXCEL and spreadsheet programming
4. Statistical analysis in EXCEL
5. Array mathematics
6. MATLAB files and data structures
7. MATLAB commands and programming
8. Graphical output in EXCEL and MATLAB
9. Methods for solving systems of linear equations
10. Numerical integration and differentiation
11. Solving ordinary differential equations (ODEs) using MATLAB
12. (Optional) Solving nonlinear ODEs
13. (Optional) Feedback loops
Note: MESA was able to work out a funding mechanism to install the program in Room M-603, although there are only 16 seats in there, so that the students will not have to purchase their own copies of Matlab.