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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.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 nonli...

Start Date: Sep 01, 2012 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.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.

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  • Dates: Sep 01, 2012 to Dec 20, 2012
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Prof. Nicholas Hadjiconstantinou, Prof. Daniel Frey, 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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