Welcome to CSE 291 Topics in CSE: Physics Simulation.
Visit Canvas (for all info including Zoom links), Gradescope (HW submission) and Piazza (Q&A).
|1||4/4: Introduction||4/6: Dimensional analysis|
|2||4/11: Vector duality
||4/13: Differentials and gradients|
|3||4/18: Calculus of variations
||4/20: Least action principle|
|4||4/25: Rigid body motion||4/27: Differential geometry, Constrained systems|
|5||5/2: Geodesic equation, Incremental potential||5/4: Incremental potential|
|7||5/16: Elasticity||5/18: Elasticity|
|8||5/23: Fluids||5/25: Fluids|
|9||5/30: Fluids (numerics)
|10||6/6: Hamiltonian mechanics||6/8: No class (instructor unavailable)|
|Final||6/13: No class
||6/15: No class|
The course covers the mathematical and computational basis for various physics simulation tasks including solid mechanics and fluid dynamics. A main focus is constitutive modeling, that is, the dynamics are derived from a few universal principles of classical mechanics, such as dimensional analysis, Hamiltonian principle, maximal dissipation principle, Noether’s theorem, etc. These principles are the foundation to computational methods that can produce structure-preserving and realistic simulations.
You are expected to have basic programming and visualization skill.
There is no quiz or exam. The grades are made of the following HWs and project: