Michael Holst  
http://ccom.ucsd.edu/~mholst/ 
Professor of Mathematics and Physics UC San Diego 


Math 273A (Advanced Techniques in Computational Mathematics)
Course Topics: Advanced Techniques in Computational Mathematics
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: 273A. ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS (4) Brief review of continuum mechanics models of physical systems, calculus of variations, principle of least action. Discretization techniques for variational problems, geometric integrators, and other advanced techniques in numerical discretization. Projectoriented; projects designed around problems of current interest in science, mathematics, and engineering. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. GRADES, EXAMS, DATES: Your grade in the course is based on your project and your 20minute project presentation during the time of the final.
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