Introduction to Numerical Simulation (SMA 5211)

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MIT Course Number

6.336J / 2.096J / 16.910J

As Taught In

Fall 2003



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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).

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Jacob White, Jaime Peraire, Luca Daniel, Nicholas Hadjiconstantinou, and Anthony Patera. 6.336J Introduction to Numerical Simulation (SMA 5211). Fall 2003. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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