360-420-DW - Winter 2019

The science part of this course is taught as a series of more-or-less independent modules. Some modules will take a second look at ideas introduced in previous courses (like Mechanics or Waves), but in a more sophisticated way. Other modules will introduce completely new ideas that can really only be approached through computation.

Artificial Intelligence

Last updated on May 13, 2019, 11:58 p.m.
Artificial intelligence has received an overwhelming amount of hype, but what is it all about? In this module, we pick up where we left off in machine learning and look at another powerful AI technique: neural networks.

Term project

Last updated on May 14, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
A brief overview of the term project

Optimization

Last updated on March 8, 2020, 11:04 a.m.
It would be fair to argue that the entire field of engineering is just optimization by another name. In this module, we provide an introductory look at classic 1- and 2- dimensional optimization along with modern machine learning via genetic algorithms

Modelling physical systems with ODEs

Last updated on March 27, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
Given that ordinary differential equations govern most of the known universe, this module takes a closer look at ODEs in applications ranging from epidemiology to chaos theory.