Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering

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Optimization of a convex function of two variables. (Image courtesy of James W. Swan)


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Fall 2015



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Numerical methods for solving problems arising in heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical reaction engineering, and molecular simulation. Topics: Numerical linear algebra, solution of nonlinear algebraic equations and ordinary differential equations, solution of partial differential equations (e.g. Navier-Stokes), numerical methods in molecular simulation (dynamics, geometry optimization). All methods are presented within the context of chemical engineering problems. Familiarity with structured programming is assumed.

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William Green Jr., and James Swan. 10.34 Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering. Fall 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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