Course Description

This course is about the mathematics that is most widely used in the mechanical engineering core subjects: An introduction to linear algebra and ordinary differential equations (ODEs), including general numerical approaches to solving systems of equations.
Learning Resource Types
Lecture Videos
Problem Sets
Programming Assignments with Examples
A photograph of a model airplane pointing down, and a graph of the plane's airspeed V(t) versus time t.
A model aircraft is pointed straight down with its engines off. After five seconds, it deploys its speedbrakes. This is a graph of its velocity. See Homework 1 Problem 9 for the full problem and a MATLAB script modeling the solution. (Photograph courtesy of Dean Ritola on flickr.  License: CC BY-NC.)