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Scientific Computing - Why, What, How and What's Next

  • Hans Petter Langtangen
  • Joakim Sundnes
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Abstract

Problems in science and engineering have traditionally been solved by a combination of theory and experiment. In many branches of science, the theories are based on mathematical models, usually in the form of equations describing the physical world. By formulating and solving these equations, one can understand and predict the physical world. The theories are constructed from or validated by physical experiments under controlled conditions.

Keywords

Electrical Activity Computational Science Mantle Convection Computing Group Ordinary Differential Equation Modeling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Petter Langtangen
    • 1
  • Joakim Sundnes
  1. 1.Simula Research LaboratoryOsloNorway

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