Well-structured course with high quality lectures and slides in Galerkin FEM for problems in physics. A 'Must Take' to every professional in computer-aided design for research and concept development.
This was a great course, I can only recommend. The tutor really explains basically all that there is to linear PDEs. What I miss, maybe as a different course is the case of nonlinear equations.
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.
What will I get if I pay for this course?
If you pay for this course, you will have access to all of the features and content you need to earn a Course Certificate. If you complete the course successfully, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. Note that the Course Certificate does not represent official academic credit from the partner institution offering the course.
What is the refund policy?
Is financial aid available?
Yes! Coursera provides financial aid to learners who would like to complete a course but cannot afford the course fee. To apply for aid, select "Learn more and apply" in the Financial Aid section below the "Enroll" button. You'll be prompted to complete a simple application; no other paperwork is required.
What resources will I need for this class?
You will need computing resources sufficient to install the code and run it. Depending on the type of installation this could be between a 13MB download of a tarred and gzipped file, to 45MB for a serial MacOSX binary and 192MB for a parallel MacOSX binary. Additionally, you will need a specific visualization program that we recommend. Altogether, if you have 1GB you should be fine. Alternately, you could download a Virtual Machine Interface.
What is the coolest thing I'll learn if I take this class?
You will be able to write code that simulates some of the most beautiful problems in physics, and visualize that physics.
What background is expected for learners in this class?
You will need to know about matrices and vectors. Having seen partial differential equations will be very helpful. The code is in C++, but you don't need to know C++ at the outset. We will point you to resources that will teach you enough C++ for this class. However, you will need to have done some programming (Matlab, Fortran, C, Python, C++ should all do).
How much work will this class involve?
Apart from the lectures, expect to put in between 5 and 10 hours a week.
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