Course Introduction
《Scientific Computing》 

Many problems in science and engineering can’t be solved analytically or empirically. Problems such as weather forecasting, financial and economic forecasting and big data processing etc., can only be studied using computer simulations. Moreover, with advance computer technologies, industry also relies on a lot of simulations for product design and manufacturing. Scientific computing as one of the core element inside every computer simulation plays an important role in the development of science and technology nowadays. The emphasis of this course is on understanding and using numerical methods that are foundations of scientific computation. Students who finished this course are expected to be able to solve the following types of problems: solutions of linear equations, nonlinear root finding, optimization, curve fitting, numerical integration and the solution of differential equations by using computer simulations.
