Instructor: Dr. John Mahaffy , 863-4018, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: By appointment in 231 Reber
Required Texts: None, Course notes will be provided online or as handouts.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of Finite volume and finite difference methods applied to the solution of heat transfer and fluid flow problems. The course has a substantial learn-by-doing component. You will explore various numerical methods by implementing them in computer programs for homework assignments.
Computer simulations play an important role in understanding behavior of existing physical systems, and designing new systems to meet a given set of specifications. This course will provide basic information needed to understand the numerical methods used in such simulations, or to write new computer applications.
The lectures will follow notes posted on this web site. You are
for all material covered in class, all announcements made, and all
provided during class and on the Web site. For best results you should
bring a printed copy of the day's notes to class, to let you
more on what is being said.
You may compare results of any programs that you generate for
homework with those of other students. However, the programs
themselves and any other homework activities must be your own
work. Check the College of Engineering's web site for general
guidelines on academic
1st Examination , 25%
2nd Examination (Finals Period), 20%
Take Home Exercises, 30%
Term Project, 25%
More information is available on the course Web Page