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This is a blog for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) undergraduates taking a course in Numerical Methods. The blog entries are generally motivated by questions that students ask me in class. My main motive is to explain some intricacies of numerical methods in plain English and non-acadamese language. Although this blog is not part of the currently funded grant, bringing the blog to you would have been hard without the support of National Science Foundation and the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida.

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Several open resources are available to you.  These are given below and I would be grateful if you would spread the word about them through your personal network and social media.

Open CourseWares: Numerical Methods; Introduction to Matrix Algebra
MOOCs: Numerical Methods; Introduction to Matrix Algebra
YouTube: Numerical Methods Guy Channel
Twitter: Numerical Guy 

Write to me at Autar Kaw, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave ENB118, Tampa FL 33620-5350, USA
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contact me through email at autarkaw@yahoo.com
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without email through a web form at http://autarkaw.com/contactus.html.

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11 thoughts on “About”

  1. thank you for your post
    it’s great job 🙂

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  2. I wish I had a teacher like you 😀

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  3. Paul Bloomfield said:

    Professor Kaw, if it was not for your site i would have been lost in this course. Thank you very much for imparting your knowledge so ordinary student like me can undestand Nuemerical Methods. keep up the good work . Thanks again

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  4. Hello Dr. Kaw I think your lectures are outstanding! I know you focus mostly on solving ODE’s numerically but could you give any reference to a site for solving PDE’s numerically?

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  5. Hello, Mr. Kaw.

    My name is Andrei and I really appreciate your work. Rather complex notions are presented in a simple and intuitive fashion.

    Keep up the good work.

    Andrei from Romania

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  6. Hi Autar, thank you for your really nice blog. Recently I also started a scientific computing blog, if you are interested. The url is http://www.particleincell.com/blog. Most of my examples are in Java but I do have few codes in Matlab. I am finding that most visitors to my blog are using Matlab however I generally do my development in Java since it’s much faster, so that’s why. But Matlab is a really great “tinkering” environment.

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  7. sethupathy3e said:

    Thank you so much..
    Excellent insight and clarity. 🙂 🙂

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  8. I am curious as to why you migrated from Maple to Matlab. I have both student versions and I am trying to understand is one better than the other, or are they complimentary. I have heard the standard “one is symbolic and the other is for computations with matrices”, but I am afraid this still leaves me a little foggy.
    Any insight you can provide would be very much appreciated.
    Thanks JP

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    • More engineering companies are using Matlab. Also, it weaves nicely in our curriculum as in vibrations course, they use simulink, in controls, they use it to conduct data acquisition.

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  9. yogeshwar dutt said:

    Good to know about you pro. Autar Kaw!
    First of all. many many congratulations to you on being named a US Professor of the Year 2012.
    Also, for making mathematics so popular.

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  10. I cannot thank you enough Professor. I am undergraduate in ME and was struggling in numerical methods but now you have really given me the taste of it. Thanks again !

    Nathan from France

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