## Vasile Catrinel Gradinaru: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018 |

Name | Dr. Vasile Catrinel Gradinaru |

Address | Seminar für Angewandte Mathematik ETH Zürich, HG GO 52.2 Rämistrasse 101 8092 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 44 632 34 48 |

vasile.gradinaru@sam.math.ethz.ch | |

URL | http://www.sam.math.ethz.ch/~gvasile |

Department | Mathematics |

Relationship | Lecturer |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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401-1662-10L | Introduction to Numerical Methods | 6 credits | 4G + 2U | V. C. Gradinaru | |

Abstract | This course gives an introduction to numerical methods, aimed at physics majors. It covers numerical linear algebra, quadrature as well as initial vaule problems. The focus is on the ability to apply the numerical methods. | ||||

Objective | Overview on the most important algorithms for the solution of the fundamental numerical problems in Physics and applications; overview on available software for the numerical solutions; ability to solve concrete problems ability to interpret numerical results | ||||

Content | Least squares (linear and non-linear), nonlinear equations, numerical quadrature, initial value problems. | ||||

Lecture notes | Notes, slides and other relevant materials will be available via the web page of the lecture. | ||||

Literature | Relevant materials will be available via the web page of the lecture. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisite is familiarity with basic calculus (approximation theory and vector calculus: grad, div, curl) and linear algebra (Gauss-elimination, matrix decompositions and algorithms, determinant) | ||||

401-3667-18L | Case Studies Seminar (Spring Semester 2018) | 3 credits | 2S | V. C. Gradinaru, R. Hiptmair, K. Nipp, M. Reiher | |

Abstract | In the CSE Case Studies Seminar invited speakers from ETH, from other universities as well as from industry give a talk on an applied topic. Beside of attending the scientific talks students are asked to give short presentations (10 minutes) on a published paper out of a list. | ||||

Objective | |||||

Content | In the CSE Case Studies Seminar invited speakers from ETH, from other universities as well as from industry give a talk on an applied topic. Beside of attending the scientific talks students are asked to give short presentations (10 minutes) on a published paper out of a list (containing articles from, e.g., Nature, Science, Scientific American, etc.). |