Scientific discovery and computing capability have progressed inseparably for more than the last century, but few theoretically-focused courses find time to discuss this important connection. Guided by various examples borrowed from physics and engineering courses, we will interactively explore methods of solving problems numerically using contemporary computational tools. Example problems will draw from the following fields: dynamical systems, continuum mechanics, molecular dynamics, and robotics.
At a glance
Prerequisites: calculus, differential equations, linear algebra
Schedule: 13:00-16:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4 through 22 January 2016 in Latrobe 120
Course repository: github.com/ajsierakowski/530-390-13