Dean's Seminar: How to Solve Physical Problems with Computers

May 14, 2010 — Speaker: Bo Dong, Drexel University

Date: May 19, 2010
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Place: Disque Hall, Room 109

Abstract: Many problems in the physical sciences and engineering can be modeled by differential equations. For complicated mathematical models, exact solutions are often impossible to obtain using analysis tools. Instead, individuals will often use numerical methods (algorithms and computers) to obtain approximate solutions while maintaining reasonable error bounds. In this talk, Dr. Dong will discuss numerical methods for solving mathematical models, in particular, finite element methods for solving differential equations.