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COSC 89/189: Computational Methods for Physical Systems

COSC 89/189: Computational Methods for Physical Systems

Take this course if you want to learn the math and numerical algorithms needed to simulate the physics of motion, including soft- and rigid-body dynamics, fluid, cloth, and more.

This course introduces mathematical and algorithmic techniques to simulate, design, and make various physical systems, with applications to computer graphics, animation, robotics, and 3D printing. We will introduce classical numerical algorithms to simulate rigid body, soft body, fluid, and cloth, as well as control and optimization algorithms to design drones and 3D printable objects. The theoretical underpinnings are formed by multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, unconstrained and constrained optimizations, and introductory-level topics in continuum mechanics.

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