AUTAR KAW 

2012 U.S. Professor of the Year

 

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EML 3041 Computational Methods 

"As hard a problem as finding the quadrature of a circle!"

Techniques to solve engineering problems using numerical methods and digital computers. Topics include roots of equations, simultaneous linear equations, numerical integration and differentiation, curve fitting and ordinary differential equations.

EML 3035 Programming Concepts for Mechanical Engineers

More than just teach you how to program, this course teaches you how to think more methodically and how to solve problems more effectively. As such, its lessons are applicable well beyond the boundaries of computer science itself.  That the course does teach you how to program, though, is perhaps its most empowering return.  With this skill comes the ability to solve real-world problems in ways and at speeds beyond the abilities of most humans. - David Malan who teaches a general computer science course in Harvard to majors and non-majors of computer science.

This course introduces the student to the world of programming through MATLAB to develop scientific and engineering models.  The student will be able to write beginner level programs that include conditional statements, repetition loops, input/output of files, modular programming including subprograms, and matrix manipulation.

EML 6232 Introduction to Composite Materials

"Do not give them any more straw to make bricks with, as your custom has been; let them go and find straw for themselves" (Exodus 5).

Although man-made composites have existed for thousands of years, the high technology of advanced composites has been used in the aerospace industry only for the last fifty years. The applications are becoming diverse ranging from aircraft structures and missile canisters to tennis racquets and fishing rods. The objective of this course is to analyze and design fiber reinforced composite materials.