CSE 25 Computing Tools for Computer Science and Engineering (2011-2012)

CSE 25 Computing Tools for Computer Science and Engineering

(Required for CSE.)
Catalog Data:

CSE 25 Computing Tools for Computer Science and Engineering (Credit Units: 4) Introduces computer-based mathematical and engineering tool usage and the C programming language. Prerequisite: CSE21/ICS 21 and Mathematics 2A. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0521717892.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0131103627.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0136123569.

Recommended Textbook:

Unix Man Pages and Tutorials (online or handouts)

James Arvo
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: CAC a, CAC i, EAC a, EAC b.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Use mathematical and engineering tools to solve problems. (CAC a, CAC i, EAC a)

2. Enter and manipulate mathematical expressions. (CAC a, EAC a)

3. Read and write data set files. (CAC a, CAC i, EAC a, EAC b)

4. Demonstrate the capability to graph and visualize data sets. (CAC a, CAC i, EAC a, EAC b)

Prerequisites by Topic

Computer programming and problem solving in a high-level language.

Lecture Topics:
  • Mathematical Tool Fundamentals
  • Introduction
  • Numeric and Symbolic Operations
  • Algebraic Examples
  • Differential Calculus
  • Simple Integral Calculus
  • Physics Topics
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour of discussion and 3 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Mathematica, Visual C++ (Windows)

Laboratory Projects:
  • Mathematical Tool Usage (Mathematica, MATLAB, or Maple):
  • Interaction with Tools
  • Matrices
  • Graphing
  • Problem Solving with Mathematical Tools
Professional Component

Contributes towards the Computer Science and Engineering Major requirements for Engineering Topic courses.

Design Content Description
  • Approach:
  • Lectures:
  • Laboratory Portion:
Lectures: 0%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Programming/problem solving assignments: 40%
  • Midterm Exam: 30%
  • Final Exam: 30%
  • Total: 100%
  • Weights for guidance only; weighting is at the discretion of the instructor.
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

September 26, 2011
Senate Approved:
March 20, 2008
Approved Effective:
2008 Fall Qtr