Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8150140 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 土木数学
Subject Name
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Mathematics of Civil Engineering
フセ マサアキ,カジ ナセル,ウチダ タツヒコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Fri5-8:ENG 219
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Civil Engineering
Eligible Students 社会基盤環境工学プログラム2年前期(3セメスター)(選択必修①)
Keywords Infrastructure Planning Mathematics, Structural Mechanics Mathematics, Hydraulics Mathematics 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This class corresponds to D) Ability to analyze problems in the learning and educational objectives of this program. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Program of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Ability to analyze  problems 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The goal of this class is to learn mathematics essential for studying infrastructure planning, structural mechanics, and hydraulics in the form of exercises.

Evaluation items
1. Ability to understand and explain game theory and its solutions required in infrastructure planning.
2. Ability to understand and explain optimization methods and their solutions required in structural mechanics.
3. Ability to understand and explain partial differential equations and their solutions required in hydraulics. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance, Introduction to Game Theory
lesson2 Dominance strategy, Nash equilibrium
lesson3 Mixed strategies, Evolutionary dynamics
lesson4 Partially complete equilibria, Repeated games
lesson5 Bayesian Nash equilibrium, Perfect Bayesian equilibrium
lesson6 Forward and Inverse Problems in Structural Systems
lesson7 Fundamentals of Inverse Problems
lesson8 Regularization for Ill-Posed Problems
lesson9 Conventional Optimization Techniques
lesson10 Fundamentals of Genetic Algorithms and Artificial Neural Networks
lesson11 Introduction to mathematics for hydraulics, Partial differential equations, Rotation and divergence of vector fields, Tensors
lesson12 Partial differential equation solving (diffusion equation), Basics of numerical analysis (Taylor expansion, error)
lesson13 Potential flow and complex function
lesson14 Waves and complex functions, differential amplitude wave theory
lesson15 Differentiation and integration (Leibniz rule) and shallow water flow equation

Three short tests will be given in total.

Classes 6 through 10 will be taught in English. 
There is no textbook or reference book.
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Students are required to review the mathematics and other subjects in the Liberal Arts Course before coming to class.
Students are expected to review the previous exercises before the lectures. 
Requirements Basic subjects preceding this course: Applied Mathematics I, Applied Mathematics II
Specialized subjects that are useful for this subject Infrastructure Planning, Structural Mechanics, Hydraulics, etc. 
Grading Method The student's attitude and the short tests will be converted into a perfect score of 100 points, and a score of 60 or more will be considered as a passing credit. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This class is an opportunity to experience the fun of mathematics related to Civil and environmental engineering. We hope you will enjoy it. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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