Introduction to Numerical Simulation OpenCourseWare: Free Online Graduate Level Computational Methods Course by MIT

Published Jan 15, 2009

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In the free graduate-level OpenCourseWare, 'Introduction to Numerical Simulation,' students will learn about various computational methods for engineering and physical systems on a large scale. The free online course is offered through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and provided by the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. This OpenCourseWare could benefit students with an educational background in aeronautics, astronautics, computer science or electrical engineering.

Introduction to Numerical Simulation: Course Specifics

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Introduction to Numerical Simulation: Course Description

Graduate students will gain an understanding of different computational methods that simulate large engineering and physical systems. 'Introduction to Numerical Simulation' shows students how these methods can be applied to several fields of engineering, including biological, mechanical, chemical, electrical or aerospace engineering. The free online OpenCourseWare is from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. It is based on a course taught by a team of MIT faculty, which includes Professors Jacob White, Luca Daniel, Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou, Anthony Patera and Jaime Peraire. The professors will discuss network problems, mathematical formulations, matrix solution techniques, molecular dynamics, integral equations and model reduction, among other subjects. The on-campus MIT course was taught in a lecture session format two times per week. Students had homework assignments that included problem sets using MATLAB software. The OpenCourseWare is recommended for students who have previous knowledge of linear algebra and MATLAB software.

This free online course includes lecture notes and assignments. If you would like to take this OpenCourseWare, visit the numerical simulation course page.

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