Mathematics for Materials Scientists and Engineers OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Materials Engineering Course by MIT

Published Jan 23, 2009

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This OpenCourseWare, titled 'Mathematics for Materials Scientists and Engineers', is provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and comes from the actual MIT course of the same name. The undergraduate course covers fundamental mathematical techniques for use in Materials Science and Engineering disciplines. Indeed, the course is designed for Materials Science and Engineering students.

Mathematics for Materials Scientists and Engineers: Course Specifics

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Mathematics for Materials Scientists and Engineers: Course Description

Mathematics is the 'language' of science and engineering. This statement is even more applicable in multi-disciplinary fields, such as Materials Science and Engineering, which combines aspects of physics, mechanics and chemistry. This course helps students learn the 'language' by helping them become familiar with specific mathematical techniques used in Materials Science and Engineering. Specific topics include orthogonal functional series, Mathematica introduction, operations with matrices, complex numbers, divergence theorem and triple integrals, Fourier series, ordinary differential equations, non-hemogenous equations and many more topics. While the course is designed for Materials Science and Engineering students, students of other disciplines, such as applied mathematics, may benefit. The actual undergraduate MIT course is taught by Professor W. Craig Carter in 3 formats: labs, recitations and lectures.

This OpenCourseWare includes lecture notes, Mathematica assignments, Mathematica notebooks, lab assignments and homework assignments and solutions. If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the Materials Science and Engineering mathematics course page.

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