Graduate school introductory computational simulation course pedagogy
Author(s)Proctor, Laura L. (Laura Lynne), 1975-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Computation for Design and Optimization Program.
Jacob K. White.
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Numerical methods and algorithms have developed and matured vastly over the past three decades now that computational analysis can be performed on almost any personal computer. There is a need to be able to teach and present this material in a manner that is easy for the reader to understand and be able to go forward and use. Three popular course at MIT were without lecture notes; in this thesis the lecture notes are presented. The first chapter covers material taught in Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations (2.097/6.339/16.920) specifically the Integral Equation Methods section of this course, chapter two shows the notes for the course Introduction to Numerical Simulation (2.096/6.336/16.910), and chapter three contains the notes for the class Foundations of Algorithms and Computational Techniques in Systems Biology (6.581/20.482). These course notes give a broad overview of many algorithms and numerical methods that one can use to solve many problems that span many fields - from biology to aerospace to electronics to mechanics.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computation for Design and Optimization Program, 2009.Vita. Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computation for Design and Optimization Program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Computation for Design and Optimization Program.