3.016 Computational Methods for Materials Scientists and Engineers
Computational and analytical techniques necessary for materials science and engineering topics, such as material structure, symmetry, and thermodynamics, materials response to applied fields, mechanics and physics of solids and soft materials. Presents mathematical concepts and materials-related problem solving skills alongside symbolic programming techniques. Symbolic algebraic computational methods, programming, and visualization techniques; topics include linear algebra, quadratic forms, tensor operations, symmetry operations, calculus of several variables, eigensystems, systems of ordinary and partial differential equations, beam theory, resonance phenomena, special functions, numerical solutions, statistical analysis, Fourier analysis, and random walks.
This class has 18.02 as a prerequisite.
3.016 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by W. C. Carter.
Lecture occurs 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 2-105.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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