Course Topics

One Dimensional Vectors

  • pdf - 8 questions
  • Solutions
  • Accompanying files:
  • data.xlsx
  • Two Dimensional Vectors

  • pdf - 7 questions
  • Solutions
  • Accompanying files:
  • afv.mat
    afv.xls
    Davis_Weather_7012010_6302011.csv
    hev.mat
    hev.xls
    SAC_AP_2005_solar.csv
    work.mat
    work.xls

    Logical Operations, Flow Control, and Loops

  • pdf - 8 questions
  • Solutions
  • Accompanying files:
  • illum.mat
    mppt_load.xlsx
    myload.xlsx
    panel_mpp.m
    pd_mpp.asv
    pd_mpp.m
    Q8_soln.m

    Custom Functions

  • pdf - 6 questions
  • Solutions
  • Accompanying files:
  • q5.mat
    lab6.mat
    myadd.m
    myNewton.m
    solar_panel_optimal.asv
    solar_panel_optimal.m
    solar_panel.m

    Project #1


  • From Winter 2012 -- Not open ended. Specific tasks for students to complete. This version does not use all data from the weather database below.
  • Sample solution (.zip)
  • Accompanying files:
  • weather.mat or weather.xlsx which contains solar, wind, precipitation, land area, and population data for 54 cities.

    Project #2 - Final Team Project


  • From Winter 2012 -- Five open ended topics. Topics 1 - 3 are renewable energy related, 4 and 5 are not.
  • Below are Youtube videos produced in Winter 2012 by students who worked on the Solar Survey Option as their final project.

    Project Description
    Team SPS Engineers
    Team CPT Crew
    Team Solar 1
    Team LoopZ'R us
    Team Engineering Disciples
    Team Squirrel With a Gun
    Team Codeception
    Team Weltzchmertz


  • From Summer 2011:
  • Accompanying files:
  • StatesInfoMatFile.mat
    CitiesMatFile.mat


    Publication:

    ASEE 2013 Paper
    ASEE 2013 Presentation Slides

    Slides

    Sustainable Engineering Lecture -- Intro. lecture on sustainable engineering.
    Intro. slides on MATLAB I/O -- Slides showing how MATLAB communicates with Arduino/HW. (Code shown is fictitious)
    Nice chart on solar cell efficiency throughout the years. (source: NREL)