CSci 509: Introduction to Computational Science

Graduate Course, TAMUC, 2018

Big scientific data sets are growing exponentially both in size and complexity. Extracting meaningful information from this data requires not only programming skills, but also understanding the analysis work-flows and mathematical models and visualization tools that help to condense large amounts of information into a comprehensible story. Computational science is the scientific investigation of problems through modeling, simulation and analysis of physical processes on a computer. Computational science is now considered by most scientists to be on par with the development of scientific theory and the use of experimentation in order to understand more about our world. Computational science is not the same as computer science. Rather, it is an interdisciplinary blend of scientific models, applied mathematics, computational techniques, and practices. This Introduction to Computational Science course focuses upon simple and intuitive computational models and methods.