Modeling and Simulation OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Engineering Class by MIT on Computer Modeling

Published Jan 29, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers this free OpenCourseWare titled 'Modeling and Simulation'; the materials within come from the actual undergraduate MIT course of the same name. The course is designed with all Science, Engineering and Applied Mathematics students in mind because it focuses on general modeling and simulation concepts using multi-disciplinary examples.

Modeling and Simulation: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes Yes

Modeling and Simulation: Course Description

This course provides an introduction to computer modeling and simulation processes, software and ideas with emphasis on Science and Engineering disciplines. Theory is reinforced with applications from a variety of disciplines. Specific topics include metal modeling, fluid-structure interactions, conduction of heat, conservation laws, particle level diffusion, classical molecular dynamics, physical system modeling and structural mechanics applications among other topics. The course is designed for all Science and Engineering students as well as students of Applied Mathematics. Special software, such as MATLAB and Excel are needed to view some files in this OpenCourseWare. A background in differential equations is encouraged prior to taking this course. The actual undergraduate MIT course is taught by a large group of inter-disciplinary professors each teaching a portion of the overall course.

This OpenCourseWare includes problems and solutions, quizzes and solutions, lecture notes, term project ideas, an introduction to MATLAB, external links to relevant websites and downloadable course readings (there is no course textbook). If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the simulation and modeling course page.

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