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Computers, Waves, Simulations

Interested in learning how to solve partial differential equations with numerical methods and how to turn them into python codes? This course provides you with a basic introduction how to apply methods like the finite-difference method, the pseudospectral method, the linear and spectral element method to the 1D (or 2D) scalar wave equation. The mathematical derivation of the computational algorithm is accompanied by python codes embedded in Jupyter notebooks. In a unique setup you can see how the mathematical equations are transformed to a computer code and the results visualized. The emphasis is on illustrating the fundamental mathematical ingredients of the various numerical methods (e.g., Taylor series, Fourier series, differentiation, function interpolation, numerical integration) and how they compare. You will be provided with strategies how to ensure your solutions are correct, for example benchmarking with analytical solutions or convergence tests. The mathematical aspects are complemented by a basic introduction to wave physics, discretization, meshes, parallel programming, computing models. The course targets anyone who aims at developing or using numerical methods applied to partial differential equations and is seeking a practical introduction at a basic level. The methodologies discussed are widely used in natural sciences, engineering, as well as economics and other fields.

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Rating 4.8 based on 43 ratings
Length 10 weeks
Starts Nov 7 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) via Coursera
Instructor Heiner Igel
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Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering Science
Tags Computer Science Algorithms Physical Science And Engineering Research Methods

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A nice course for learning numerical methods.

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GOOD Had a great time learning the concepts of numerical methods and how to apply them using python.

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meaningful introduction to different sort of numerical methods that could help to solve different real problems, it is really notewhorthy that is very dynamic and entertaining.

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jupyter notebooks

Incredibly good jupyter notebooks.

Concepts are explained simply and the Jupyter notebooks are a lot of fun to play with.

Then there are programming exercises where you can run simulations in Python (using Jupyter Notebooks).

The Jupyter notebooks are a great format for these sorts of demonstrations.

And the integration of properly commented Jupyter notebooks justified it's name as to "A practical introduction......".

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Heiner Igel is an excellent teacher and he stops Just before the real complications begin as he should at this introduction level.

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Thank you for the effort you put into its development, Dr. Igel.

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Rating 4.8 based on 43 ratings
Length 10 weeks
Starts Nov 7 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) via Coursera
Instructor Heiner Igel
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering Science
Tags Computer Science Algorithms Physical Science And Engineering Research Methods

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