UBC Math 255 for Mech 2, Sep-Dec 2014


This page provides unofficial backup for the materials that students can and should find on UBC's Connect e-learning system.

In cases of dire need (e.g., server failure), these unofficial copies should be better than no access at all.

Computer Lab 7: Numerics and Neurons

There is no official prelab assignment. However, carefully reading the lab specifications and the provided helper scripts before the lab period will turn out to be time well spent.

Computer Lab 6: The Simple Pendulum

There is no official prelab assignment. However, carefully reading the lab specifications and the provided helper scripts before the lab period will turn out to be time well spent.

Computer Lab 5: Phase Portraits for homogeneous 2D linear systems

Computer Lab 4: Solving a Separable ODE

Please note that the prelab requires some work to be completed before the lab starts, and handed in at the beginning of your scheduled session.

Computer Lab 3: Finding Real Roots

Computer Lab 2: AM Demodulator

Computer Lab 1: Histogram

Weekly Learning Guides

Learning Guide for Week 01 [starts 2014-09-22] (PDF)

Learning Guide for Week 02 [starts 2014-09-29] (PDF)

Learning Guide for Week 03 [starts 2014-10-06] (PDF)

Learning Guide for Week 04 [starts 2014-10-13] (PDF)

Learning Guide for Week 05 [starts 2014-10-20] (PDF)

Learning Guide for Week 06 [starts 2014-10-27] (PDF)

Learning Guide for Week 07 [starts 2014-11-03] (PDF)

Learning Guide for Week 08 [starts 2014-11-10] (PDF)

Learning Guide for Week 09 [starts 2014-11-17] (PDF)

Learning Guide for Week 10 [starts 2014-11-24] (PDF)

Learning Guide for Week 11 [starts 2014-12-01] (PDF)


Formula Sheet

Math pages from the official formula booklet (PDF)

Lecture Support and Supplementary Readings

Tricksy Scalar Alternatives for 2x2 Systems [posted 2014-11-20] (PDF)

Stopping an Underdamped Oscillator [posted 2014-12-05] (PDF)

Contact Info

Dr. Philip D. Loewen

Office Mathematics Building, room 207
Email loew@math.ubc.ca (try this first)
Office phone 604-822-3082 (urgent cases only, please)
URI http://www.math.ubc.ca/~loew/
Office Hours Drop-in hours are shown below. Meetings outside these hours can also be arranged, but please reserve a time by email beforehand. Unexpected visitors often cannot be accommodated. If you expect to need more than 15 minutes, please make an appointment.

Office Hours for December 2014*

Mon 08 Tue 09 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12
11:30–12:30 11:30–12:30 10:30–11:30 11:30–12:30 [none]

* I will be unavailable on some days. Please check “Daily Specials” below before trekking to MATH 207.

Daily Specials None.

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