18.085 Computational Science and Engineering I

Fall 2008

A Simple Mesh Generator in MATLAB.
This image comes from "A Simple Mesh Generator in MATLAB" submitted to SIAM Review. The mesh was created using the truss model in Section 2.4 of the text; color shows distance to the boundary. (Image courtesy of Per-Olof Persson; the code and the paper are available on the Web.)

Course Description

This course provides a review of linear algebra, including applications to networks, structures, and estimation, Lagrange multipliers. Also covered are: differential equations of equilibrium; Laplace's equation and potential flow; boundary-value problems; minimum principles and calculus of variations; Fourier series; discrete Fourier transform; convolution; and applications.

Note: This course was previously called "Mathematical Methods for Engineers I."

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Gilbert Strang

Course Meeting Times

3 sessions / week
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1 session / week
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