MSE-487 / 4 crédits

Enseignant: Sorin Fabien

Langue: Anglais


Summary

The aim of the course is to review mathematical concepts learned during the bachelor cycle and apply them, both conceptually and computationally, to concrete problems commonly found in engineering and Materials Science in particular.

Content

Keywords

Mathematical Concepts and Methods

Computaional skills

Materials Science

Engineering

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Algebra 1 Analysis 1 to 4, and probability and Statistics classes of the EPFL BA curriculum, or equivalent. Basic computational skills using Mathematica, Python or others.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Formulate a problem into a mathematical model / equations
  • Exploit basics mathematical concepts needed to address common materials science problems
  • Solve the mathematics of common problems in Materials science

Transversal skills

  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra classes (around 2hrs / week) with exercise sessions (around 1 hr per week) supported by the professor and assistants to deepen the understanding and discover the mathematcis of materials sceince / engineering problems. Around 1 hour per week exercise modules with a professor to explore the computational approach of an engineering based on the mathematcial concepts learned.

Assessment methods

The final grade will be obtained over a written exam at the exam session.

2 take-home homework during the semester, each counting for 10% of the grade

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Notes/Handbook

Detailed lecture slides with references will be made available as well as in-depth exercise corrections. Reference of books will be given.

Moodle Link

Videos

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Mathematical methods for materials science
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Mathematical methods for materials science
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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