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# AE-603A: Introduction to Scientific Computing

Fall 2017

Course Instructors: Tapan K. Sengupta, Rakesh K. Mathpal. One module will be taken
by Prof. Swagata Bhaumik.
Lectures: W, F Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Room: NWTF Lecture Room
Credits: 3-0-0-0-9

Course Contents:

No. of
Topic
Lectures

## Basics of computing, introduction to parallel computing, different

types of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs), discretization of 07
PDEs, numerical schemes of PDEs.

## Errors: Different types of errors, modelling error, discretization

04
error, numerical error.

## Root finding: Polynomials, Bisection method, Newton-Raphson

method, Secant method, False position method, Interpolation 06
and extrapolation

## Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) and their computations,

Stiff ODEs and parasitic error, solution of initial value problems 10
(ODE), boundary value problems (ODEs).
Linear Algebra: Direct method of solving system of linear
equations, Gauss elimination method, Gauss Jordan method, LU
12
decomposition method, iterative methods: Point Jacobi, Gauss-
Siedel, Successive Over Relaxation (SOR) method.
Finding eigen values and eigenvectors, analysis of dynamical
02
systems.

## Suggested text and reference books:

[1] Computational Fluid Dynamics, C. Hirsch, Wiley, Chichester, UK (1990).
[2] Computational Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer, J.C. Tannehill, D.A. Anderson and R.H.
Pletcher, Taylor & Francis (1997).
[3] Numerical Recipes in Fortran 77, W.H. Press, S. Teukolsky, W. Vetterling and B.
Flannery, Cambridge University Press (1992).
[4] High Accuracy Computing Methods, T.K. Sengupta, Cambridge University Press
(1992).
[5] Introduction to Linear Algebra, G. Strang, Wellesley-Cambridge Press, 5th Edition
(2016).
[6] A Practical Guide to Splines, Carl de Boor, Springer-Verlag (1978).

Evaluation strategy:
Assignments + Projects: 15%
Quizzes: 15%
Midterm: 25%
Final exam: 45%