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Date/Time: 7 December 2016, 02:15pm - 06:00pm
Venue: Sicily 2401, Level 1
Location: The Venetian Macao

Course: Discrete Computational Mechanics for Stiff Phenomena

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: We assume basic knowledge in differential and integral calculus (like the chain rule and partial integration) as well as in Newtonian mechanics (like Newton's second axiom and the concept of forces, momentum, energy). The ability to read matrix/vector expressions is required but no previous experience with higher-dimensional calculus.

Presentation Language: English

Intended Audience: Graphics developers and researches who want to realize accurate and efficient algorithms for animation and simulation but may have limited experience with the underlying physical concepts.

Organizer: Dominik L. Michels is currently a Computer Science and Mathematics faculty member at KAUST and Stanford University where he is working on different aspects and methods for physics simulations. Before he was a Postdoc in Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech. He studied Computer Science and Physics at the University of Bonn, where he also received a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Dominik Michels, Stanford University
J. Paul T. Mueller, Stanford University

Summary: The dynamics of cloth, fibers, fluids, and solids as well as collision scenarios is typically described by stiff differential equations. This course provides a computational introduction to advanced concepts from classical mechanics enabling the participant to develop highly accurate and efficient algorithms for such kind of phenomena.