ENGR 056. Modeling and Optimization for Engineering
What is the optimal way to direct light into the body to destroy a tumor? What is the lightest bridge we can construct without the beams breaking? To answer such questions, students will learn how to generate a computer-based model of the physics, and then use optimization to make design decisions. The majority of the course will focus on optimization, and topics may include: convex optimization, data-driven optimization, algorithms, and deep learning.
Prerequisite: One of MATH 033 , MATH 034 , or MATH 035 is required. Either ENGR 019 or MATH 056 is recommended. Students should be familiar with basic programming.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Eligible for ESCH
Spring 2022. Ganapati.
Catalog chapter: Engineering
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/engineering
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