6.336J / 2.096J / 16.910J Introduction to Numerical Simulation (SMA 5211)

As taught in: Fall 2003

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Numerical simulation applications. (Image by Jacob White.)




Prof. Jacob White

Prof. Jaime Peraire

Prof. Luca Daniel

Prof. Nicholas Hadjiconstantinou

Prof. Anthony Patera

Course Features

Course Description

6.336J is an introduction to computational techniques for the simulation of a large variety of engineering and physical systems. Applications are drawn from aerospace, mechanical, electrical, chemical and biological engineering, and materials science. Topics include: mathematical formulations; network problems; sparse direct and iterative matrix solution techniques; Newton methods for nonlinear problems; discretization methods for ordinary, time-periodic and partial differential equations, fast methods for partial differential and integral equations, techniques for dynamical system model reduction and approaches for molecular dynamics.

This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5211 (Introduction to Numerical Simulation).

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.