Catalog Description: Distributed systems and PDE models of physical phenomena (propagation of waves, network traffic, water distribution, fluid mechanics, electromagnetism, blood vessels, beams, road pavement, structures, etc.). Fundamental solution methods for PDEs: separation of variables, self-similar solutions, characteristics, numerical methods, spectral methods. Stability analysis. Adjoint-based optimization. Lyapunov stabilization. Differential flatness. Viability control. Hamilton-Jacobi-based control.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ENGIN 7 and MATH 54; or consent of instructor.

Fall: 3.0 hours of lecture per week
Spring: 3.0 hours of lecture per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: No final exam

Also listed as: MEC ENG C236, CIV ENG C291F

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