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In this course, you'll hone your problem-solving skills through learning to find numerical solutions to systems of differential equations. You'll write code in Python to fight forest fires, rescue the Apollo 13 astronauts, stop the spread of epidemics, and resolve other real-world dilemmas.
Lesson 1: Rescuing Apollo 13, Part 1Introduction to the Forward Euler Method
Lesson 2: Rescuing Apollo 13, Part 2Comparing solvers, Heun’s Method, and the Symplectic Euler Method
Lesson 3: Analyzing the Spread of DiseasesImplicit methods and stiffness
Lesson 4: There’s Plenty of Fish in the Sea?Stability, sensitivity, and optimization
Lesson 5: Antilock Brake SystemsFriction, equilibria, and control theory
Lesson 6: The Path of a Forest FirePartial differential equations and heat conduction
Lesson 7: Advanced Applications of Numerical MethodsChaos, software, and predictive capability
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Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.