The student must obtain knowledge about common numerical methods for modeling of problems in physics and engineering, and be able to use the methods for computational modeling. The latter includes the construction and usage of computer programs in Matlab based on the numerical methods, and the usage of commercial software packages.
Students completing the module will obtain:
Knowledge within the following areas
• Common numerical methods in physics including but not limited to: Finite-Difference-Time-Domain (FDTD) method, Finite-Difference-Methods in the frequency domain, The Fourier Modal Method (FMM), The Finite Element Method (FEM), and Greens Function Integral Equation Methods (GFIEM).
• Construction of computer programs in Matlab for numerical modeling of physics and engineering problems.
• Commercial software packages for computational modeling.
The student must be able to judge which numerical method from a range of methods is most suitable for a specific problem in physics or engineering. The student must be able to carry out computational modeling for physics and engineering by constructing and using his / her own programs in Matlab based on common numerical methods, and by using commercial software packages.
The student will gain insight into numerical methods for computational modeling in physics and engineering, and will gain experience in using the methods. This will serve as a foundation based on which the student will be able to choose and use appropriate numerical methods for specific problems in physics and engineering, including constructing and using numerical programs in matlab and using commercial software packages.
Lectures combined with theoretical exercises.
This is a 5 ECTS course module and the work load is
expected to be 150 hours for the student.
|Name of exam||Computational Modeling for Physics and Engineering|
|Type of exam|
Written examEvaluation of report on a specific computational modeling study carried out during the semester.
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||As stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
|Danish title||Numerisk modellering i fysik og ingeniørvidenskab (A)|
|Language of instruction||Danish and English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Mathematics, Physics and Nanotechnology|
|Department||Department of Mathematical Sciences|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Science|