Apr 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog
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EM610 - Computational Methods


Credits: 3

This course will provide a working knowledge of selected computational methods used in engineering problem solving. The course presents the perspective of computational mathematics as a tool - as an ends to a means, not the end in itself.  As such, basic theory will be presented, however use as a practical tool in modern engineering analysis and design will be stressed. The course will review classic solution of ordinary and partial differential equations in mechanics and the thermal sciences, with these same solutions accomplished numerically via use of the MATLAB/Simulink mathematics package available from MathWorks. Upon reviewing relatively simple analytical solutions to some common engineering problems, it is expected that the student will have an appreciation for when the computer-generated solutions are “in the ballpark” and when these solutions are incorrect - the so-called “sanity check” that all prudent engineers apply when using computer- generated solutions. The course will be fast-paced, with the information presented at a depth consistent with the course objective and time constraints.



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