16.920 Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations


Class Info

Covers the fundamentals of modern numerical techniques for a wide range of linear and nonlinear elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic partial differential and integral equations. Topics include mathematical formulations; finite difference, finite volume, finite element, and boundary element discretization methods; and direct and iterative solution techniques. The methodologies described form the foundation for computational approaches to engineering systems involving heat transfer, solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, and electromagnetics. Computer assignments requiring programming.

This class has 18.03, and 18.06 as prerequisites.

16.920 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by Q. Wang and J. K. White.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-163.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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