lec01_09062006 - 10.34, Numerical Methods Applied to...

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10.34, Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering Prof. William Green Lecture 1: Using MatLab to Evaluate and Plot Expressions In this course, you will learn various numerical methods to solve equations you may encounter here at the Institute. Before you make a computation, know the answer ahead of time. This way, you will be prepared for a surprise should there be one. The homework will be difficult. As far as textbooks go, Beers text is comprehensive and dense. I advise you to read “Numerical Recipes” first, then Beers text, and then follow the references in either book for additional information. First we will solve systems of equations: F ( x ) = 0 A special case is when F is linear in x : a non-iterative, exact solution is possible. The equation to solve is: M x b = 0. When we encounter nonlinear systems, we will attempt to linearize them. Then we will examine eigenvalues and eigenvector bases. We will apply the eigenvector bases to differential equations. Other topics include
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course CHEMICAL E 10.302 taught by Professor Clarkcolton during the Fall '04 term at MIT.

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