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Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers

The textbook used for this course, written by Prof. Patera and several MIT colleagues, is available for download in the readings section. There are supplementary videos of the 2.086 Mobile Robot in the videos section.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, leas...

Start Date: Feb 01, 2013 Topics: General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Cost: Free

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The textbook used for this course, written by Prof. Patera and several MIT colleagues, is available for download in the readings section. There are supplementary videos of the 2.086 Mobile Robot in the videos section.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.

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  • Dates: Feb 01, 2013 to May 25, 2013
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Prof. Anthony T. Patera
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW
  • Topics: General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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About MIT OCW: MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

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