The solutions to the problems in chapter 4 are a pain in the butt. Solving them with a calculator is boring and forever-taking, and there was no way I was going to do that for all those problems.
Instead, I wrote me some code to solve each of them in a hurry.
I kept this code private initially because I didn't want any students to mis-use it in any way that could be construed as academic dishonesty. It occurs to me only now that basically all of the content here could be used in an academically dishonest way if homework were graded, and that the Internet is rife with such content for those unscrupulous souls willing to pay. However, I cannot prevent you from misusing any tool that you get your hands on; those decisions are for you make.
My goal in creating this site was to make each of you into better students and better future engineers. Knowing how to use and write software to solve the problems you will encounter in your career is immensely important, so I implore you to install Python and SciPy and to run my codes, modify them to suit your own needs and share them with your friends.
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