An Introduction to Computer Simulation in Applied Science by W. A. Tiller (auth.), Farid F. Abraham, William A. Tiller

By W. A. Tiller (auth.), Farid F. Abraham, William A. Tiller (eds.)

This set of lectures is the outgrowth of a brand new path within the division of fabrics technological know-how at Stanford collage. It used to be taught jointly by way of the authors of some of the sections and represents an try and elevate the notice of scholars within the fabrics zone of desktop simulation suggestions and possibilities. the themes frequently ranged a ways afield from the fabrics zone; besides the fact that, the complete package deal served the meant goal of being an initiation into the realm of computing device simulation and, as such, made an invaluable first new release to the meant goal. the second one new release, that is in strategy, bargains solely with the fabrics quarter. The direction used to be designed to educate scholars a brand new strategy to combat with "systems" difficulties within the fabrics technological know-how paintings sector that require the synthesis and interactions of a number of disciplines of information. This direction used to be a reaction to the conclusion that potent dealing with of actual difficulties, that are primarily platforms difficulties, is likely one of the most crucial at­ tributes of a graduate fabrics scientist. a couple of 3rd of the direction used to be dedicated to the student's chosen challenge, within the fabrics sector, which he simulated utilizing the electronic computer.

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It is not our objective here to lay a foundation in classical hydrodynamics since this would lead us far from the pertinent points of numerical computation, particularly as related to finite difference computation. It should be understood that finite difference methods for nonlinear equations are generally regarded as a very direct approach to solution of initial23 24 Chapter 2 boundary value problems; it therefore behooves us to take an experimentalist's viewpoint. We look upon the partial differential equations as statements of conservation laws and seek an insight into the role played by each term in development of flow behavior.

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