2.086 Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers, Spring 2012
Author(s)Patera, Anthony; Penn, James Douglass; Yano, Masayuki
Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers
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This class introduces elementary programming concepts including variable types, data structures, and flow control. After an introduction to linear algebra and probability, it covers numerical methods relevant to mechanical engineering, including approximation (interpolation, least squares and statistical regression), integration, solution of linear and nonlinear equations, ordinary differential equations, and deterministic and probabilistic approaches. Examples are drawn from mechanical engineering disciplines, in particular from robotics, dynamics, and structural analysis. Assignments require MATLAB® programming.
MATLAB, numerical analysis, programming, physical modeling, calculus, linear algebra, Monte Carlo Method, differential equations, nonlinear systems