6.336J / 2.096J / 16.910J Introduction to Numerical Simulation (SMA 5211)

Fall 2003

Numerical simulation applications.
Numerical simulation applications. (Image by Jacob White.)

Course Highlights

This course site features a full set of lecture notes and problem sets.

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).

Technical Requirements

MATLAB® software is required to run the .m files found on this course site.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Jacob White
Prof. Luca Daniel
Prof. Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou
Prof. Anthony Patera
Prof. Jaime Peraire

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session