PTU Punjab Technical University B-Tech May 2019 Question Papers 6th Semester CIVIL Engineering (CE)
Total No. of Pages : 02
Total No. of Questions : 09
B.Tech.(CE) (2011 Onwards) (Sem.?6)
NUMERICAL METHODS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
Subject Code : BTCE-604
M.Code : 71085
Time : 3 Hrs. Max. Marks : 60
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES :
SECTION-A is COMPULSORY consisting of TEN questions carrying T WO marks
SECTION-B contains FIVE questions carrying FIVE marks each and students
have to attempt any FOUR questions.
SECTION-C contains T HREE questions carrying T EN marks each and students
have to attempt any T WO questions.
Q1. Answer the following :
a) Define least square interpolation.
b) Find an interval containing a root of the equation x ? cos(x) = 0.
c) Explain Implicit solutions.
d) Determine the Lagrange interpolating polynomial passing through the points (2, 4) and
e) Explain Explicit solutions.
f) Explain briefly the Newmarks procedure.
g) What is the order of convergence when Newton Raphson's method is applied to the
equation x2 ? 6x + 9 = 0 to find its multiple root.
h) Use the forward-difference formula to approximate the derivative of f(x) = In x at
x0 = 1.8 using h = 0.01.
i) Write a short note on bisection method.
j) Define initial value problem with a suitable example.
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Q2. Use the Runge-Kutta method of order 4 ton approximate the solution of the following
initial value problem
y' = y ? t2 + 1, 0 t 2, y(0) = 0.5.
Q3. Apply Gauss Jordan method to find the inverse of the matrix
Q4. The following data is given :
Use Lagrange interpolation to approximate f(1.5) with x0 = 1.6.
Q5. Find a real root, correct to three decimal places of the equation 2x ? 3 = cos(x) lying in the
Q6. Use Newton's iterative method to find the root of the equation 3x ? cos(x) + 1=0 starting
with an initial guess 0.6.
Q7. Determine the values of h that will ensure an approximation error of less than 0.00002
xdx and employing :
a) Composite trapezoidal rule.
b) Composite Simpson's rule.
Q8. The function f(x) = tan x ? 6 has a zero at arctan6 0.447431543. Let p0 = 0 and
p1 = 0.48. Use ten iterations of the secant method to approximate this root.
Q9. A certain stimulus administered to each of the 12 patients resulted in the following increase
in blood pressure :
5, 2, 8, ?1, 3, 0, ?2, 1, 5, 0, 4, 6.
Can it be concluded that the stimulus will, in general, be accompanied by an increase in
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