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Intermediate Level

Basic knowledge of calculus and analysis, series, partial differential equations, and linear algebra.

Approx. 33 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • How to solve a partial differential equation using the finite-difference, the pseudospectral, or the linear (spectral) finite-element method.

  • Understanding the limits of explicit space-time simulations due to the stability criterion and spatial and temporal sampling requirements.

  • Strategies how to plan and setup sophisticated simulation tasks.

  • Strategies how to avoid errors in simulation results.

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Intermediate Level

Basic knowledge of calculus and analysis, series, partial differential equations, and linear algebra.

Approx. 33 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Week 01 - Discrete World, Wave Physics, Computers

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
W1V2 Spatial scales and meshing12m
W1V3 Waves in a discrete world6m
W1V4 Parallel Simulations10m
W1V5 A bit of wave physics16m
W1V6 Python and Jupyter notebooks10m
1 reading
Jupiter Notebooks and Python10m
1 practice exercise
Discretization, Waves, Computers45m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Week 02 The Finite-Difference Method - Taylor Operators

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 41 min)
8 videos
W2V2 Definitions3m
W2V3 Taylor Series5m
W2V4 Python: First Derivative10m
W2V5 Operators5m
W2V6 High Order3m
W2V7 Python: High Order7m
W2V8 Summary1m
1 practice exercise
Taylor Series and Finite Differences20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Week 03 The Finite-Difference Method - 1D Wave Equation - von Neumann Analysis

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 50 min)
9 videos
W3V2 Algorithm4m
W3V3 Boundaries, Sources4m
W3V4 Initialization4m
W3V5 Python: Waves in 1D5m
W3V6 Analytical Solutions4m
W3V7 Python: Waves in 1D3m
W3V8 Von Neumann Analysis19m
W3V9 Summary1m
1 practice exercise
Acoustic Wave Equation with Finite Differences in 1D - CFL criterion
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Week 04 The Finite-Difference Method in 2D - Numerical Anisotropy, Heterogeneous Media

7 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 83 min)
10 videos
W4V2 Acoustic Waves 2D – Finite-Difference Algorithm6m
W4V3 Python: Acoustic Waves 2D8m
W4V4 Acoustic Waves 2D – von Neumann Analysis5m
W4V5 Acoustic Waves 2D – Waves in a Fault Zone8m
W4V6 Python: Waves in a Fault Zone9m
W4V7 Elastic Wave Equation – Staggered Grids16m
W4V8 Python: Staggered Grids5m
W4V9 Improving numerical accuracy11m
W4V10 Wrap up3m
1 practice exercise
Acoustic Wave Equation in 2D - Numerical Anisotropy - Staggered Grids45m

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