The development of fast, efficient and inexpensive computers has significantly increased the range of engineering problems that can be solved reliably. Numerical Methods use computers to solve problems by step-wise, repeated and iterative solution methods, which would otherwise be tedious or unsolvable by hand-calculations. This course is designed to give an overview of numerical methods of interest to scientists and engineers. However, the focus being on the techniques themselves, rather than specific applications, the contents should be relevant to varied fields such as engineering, management, economics, etc.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: First/Second Year UG students in any branch of engineering (or science)
PREREQUISITES: 12th standard Math background
Dr. Niket Kaisare is a Professor of Chemical Engineering in IIT-Madras. He works in the area of modeling, design and control for energy applications. He has over 7 years of research/teaching experience in academia, and three-year experience in Industrial R&D. He uses computational software, including MATLAB, FORTRAN, Aspen and FLUENT extensively in his research and teaching.