Course detail

Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering I

FAST-DA58Acad. year: 2017/2018

The discipline is devoted to description of processes via discrete equations. It consists of three parts:
a)difference euquations of first-order,
b)diffeence equations of higher-order,
c)methods of solutions of difference equations.

Department

Institute of Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry (MAT)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The ability to orientate in the basic notions and problems
of discrete and difference equations.
Solving problems in the areas cited in the annotation.

Prerequisites

The subject knowledge in mathematics on the Bachelor´s and Magister´s degree level is requested.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Saber, Elaydi, N.: An Introduction to Difference Equations. Springer-Verlag 2010

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Basic notions and methods of investigation of discrete equations.
a) Discrete calculus (some difference relations based on corresponding continuous relations).
b)Difference equations and systems.
c)Basic notions used in difference equations.
d)Equilibrium points, periodic points, eventually equilibrium points and eventually periodic points.
e)Stability of solution, repelling and attracting points and their illustration on examples.
f)Algorithms of solutions of systems of discrete equations and equations of higher-order, the case of constant coefficients.
g)The method of variation of parameters.
h)The method of variation of constants.
i)Transformation of some nonlinear equations into linear equations. j)Difference equations modelled with the aid of sampling.

Aims

Discrete and difference equations are the mathematical base of many fields of engineering science. The purpose of this course is to develop the basic notions concerning the properties of solutions of such equations and to give methods of their applications.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-K-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-P-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-K-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-P-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch MGS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-K-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch MGS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch KDS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-K-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch KDS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional
    branch MGS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch MGS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-K-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch FMI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-P-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch FMI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-K-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch FMI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch FMI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-K-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch KDS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-P-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch KDS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-K-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch VHS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-K-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch VHS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-P-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch VHS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch VHS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-K-C-GK Doctoral

    branch GAK , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme D-P-C-GK Doctoral

    branch GAK , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer