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Applied Mathematics Seminar

Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 3:10pm to 4:00pm
Engineering and Physical Sciences Building, 127

The first part of the talk will be a survey of five application areas : thermal, acoustics, electromagnetics, fluids, and mechanical. The discussions for each will include stating the problem (from the perspective of the engineer developer), translating into linear algebra and applying one or more solution techniques.

The second part of the talk will address the role of linear algebra in the context of a large simulation code. The strongest trend in simulation is towards more and more complex models and analysis, more coupling of modules, and more complicated internal physics, and therefore need for linear algebra will increase as the simulation functionality grows.

Our perspective is that of a linear algebraist embedded in a group of physicists and engineers. We will discuss the role of research, publishing and patents while giving a comparison of a career in industry to that of academia and working in the national labs. 

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