CPS 5320 (27330), Advanced Scientific Computing
MW 1:30-2:50, LART 208
Office hours: MTW 10:30-11:20, BELL 200
Prerequisite: CPS 5310

There is one required text:

The problems from this book involve using PDE2D,
which will be made available to you. Here is information on running
PDE2D on the HPC computer.

Another useful, but not required, reference book is
"Introduction to Computation and Modeling for Differential Equations, 2nd edition" Lennart Edsberg, John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

Homework (subject to change during the semester)
Chapter Problems date due
1. Damped spring and pendulum problems 2,3 Feb 6
2. Beam and plate bending "1 or 2",3ab Feb 13
3. Diffusion and heat conduction 1,"2 or 3",4 Feb 20
4. Pricing options 1abc or 2abc Feb 27
5. Elasticity 2,5 March 11
6. Incompressible fluid flow 3ac,4 March 27
7. Schrodinger and other eigenvalue equations 1ab,4,5 April 3
8. Minimal surface and membrane wave equations 2ab,4 April 10

The last 2 problem sets involve parallelizing Fortran 90 linear algebra
codes using MPI, and are taken from Chapter 6 of
"Computational Methods of Linear Algebra, 3rd Edition," Granville Sewell, World Scientific Publishing Company, 2014. However, this is not
a required text, you will be given the needed pages.

Here is information on running Fortran90/MPI programs on the HPC computer.
And here is an example MPI program with output.

The Fortran codes required for the MPI problems can be downloaded here

Grades

80% based on homework
For PDE2D and MPI projects, email me (sewell@utep.edu) your Fortran programs, I will re-run them and see the output.
Please work INDEPENDENTLY. If you have questions, ask me, not other students.
20% based on one exam, the last day of classes (May 8)
Grades
90-100% guaranteed A
80-89% guaranteed B or better
70-79% guaranteed C or better
below 70% no guarantees

Note: Drop Deadline is April 5

Useful links

MPI (Fortran) Tutorial

(Very) Detailed MPI Documentation

UTEP Research Cloud

Review of Multivariate Calculus

PDE2D Video
VIDEO
Old Tests

Fall 2016: Practice Exam |
Final

Jan 2017: qualifier

March 2017: qualifier

Spring 2019: Final

Solutions

Final Exams