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CMPSC/MATH 451 Numerical Computations Lecture 1 Aug 22, 2011 Prof. Kamesh Madduri
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Welcome to the class! We will meet in 110 Walker Building Lectures MWF Section 451.001: 11.15 AM – 12.05 PM Section 451.002: 12.20 AM – 1.10 PM 2
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Your instructor is Kamesh Madduri 343E IST Building madduri at cse.psu.edu I prefer email through Angel Office hours MW 1.30 PM - 2.30 PM (343E IST) F 1.30 PM - 2.30 PM (Skype: madduri.451.officehours ) By appointment (see my office schedule, pick a time, and contact me) 3
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Your TA is Ping Chi 338E IST Building pzc139 at psu.edu Office hours TTh 1.00 - 2.00 PM (338E IST) About Ping: new PhD student in CSE, MS from Tsinghua University, Beijing. 4
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Course introduction Why should I take it? 5
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Numerical Computing Science of computing the solutions of problems that are posed mathematically in the field of real or complex numbers . How do I make computers efficiently solve math problems? 6
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Computational Science: the “third leg” of scientific endeavor Assessing hurricane impacts Simulating blood flow Understanding aerodynamic noise sources Understanding the sun’s magnetic field 7
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Steps in a computational simulation 1. Mathematical modeling of a physical system or phenomenon 2. Algorithms to solve the system numerically 3. Implement the algorithms in computer software 4. Run the software to simulate the physical process numerically 5. Visualize and analyze computed results This class 8
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ITER : International collaboration to build the first fusion science experiment of a self-sustaining fusion reaction, the “ burning plasma ”. GTC: 3D fully self-consistent
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