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18.311 Principles of Applied Mathematics (MIT) 18.311 Principles of Applied Mathematics (MIT)

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This course introduces fundamental concepts in "continuous'' applied mathematics, with an emphasis on nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs). Topics include linear and nonlinear waves: kinematic waves, method of characteristics, expansion fans, wave breaking, shock dynamics, shock structure; linear and nonlinear diffusion: Green functions, Fourier transform, similarity solutions, boundary layers, Nernst-Planck equations. Applications include traffic flow, gas dynamics, and granular flow. This course introduces fundamental concepts in "continuous'' applied mathematics, with an emphasis on nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs). Topics include linear and nonlinear waves: kinematic waves, method of characteristics, expansion fans, wave breaking, shock dynamics, shock structure; linear and nonlinear diffusion: Green functions, Fourier transform, similarity solutions, boundary layers, Nernst-Planck equations. Applications include traffic flow, gas dynamics, and granular flow.

Subjects

Linear and nonlinear waves | Linear and nonlinear waves | hyperbolic waves | hyperbolic waves | kinematic waves | kinematic waves | expansion fans | expansion fans | shock dynamics | shock dynamics | shock structure | shock structure | Linear diffusion | Linear diffusion | nonlinear diffusion | nonlinear diffusion | Green functions | Green functions | Fourier transform | Fourier transform | dimensional analysis | dimensional analysis | similarity solutions | similarity solutions | boundary layers | boundary layers | traffic flow | traffic flow | gas dynamics | gas dynamics | tsunamis | tsunamis | heat transfer | heat transfer | ion transport | ion transport | granular flow | granular flow

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18.311 Principles of Applied Mathematics (MIT)

Description

This course introduces fundamental concepts in "continuous'' applied mathematics, with an emphasis on nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs). Topics include linear and nonlinear waves: kinematic waves, method of characteristics, expansion fans, wave breaking, shock dynamics, shock structure; linear and nonlinear diffusion: Green functions, Fourier transform, similarity solutions, boundary layers, Nernst-Planck equations. Applications include traffic flow, gas dynamics, and granular flow.

Subjects

Linear and nonlinear waves | hyperbolic waves | kinematic waves | expansion fans | shock dynamics | shock structure | Linear diffusion | nonlinear diffusion | Green functions | Fourier transform | dimensional analysis | similarity solutions | boundary layers | traffic flow | gas dynamics | tsunamis | heat transfer | ion transport | granular flow

License

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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