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16.90 Introduction to Computational Mechanics

Lecturer: Prof. Peraire
Pre/ co requisites: 18.03 Hours From Bulletin: 3-0-9
Response Rate: 12/13 (92%) Actual Hours: 3.0-0.0-10.4

Course Ratings Instructor Ratings
Course Difficulty: 4.9 / 7.0
Overall Course Rating: 5.8 / 7.0
Prof. Peraire (L) 5.8 / 7.0

About half the students thought Professor Peraire's class was good and well organized. One student felt that the pace of the class was a little slow during the middle part of the course. Several students also commented on the need for a better text book. A majority of the class felt that a good background in partial differential equations would help one to do well in the class. Others felt that a good programming background would help one's performance on problem sets. Several students also recommended taking 18.075 before taking 16.90.

"It is a good class and the material covered is very practical."

"[The class is] very well thought out; [it is] one of the best numerics classes I've ever had."


Course ratings

Subject
was graded fairly: 5.3 / 7.0
was organized and displayed continuity: 5.8 / 7.0
was well-administered: 5.6 / 7.0
had accessible lab facilities: NA

Instructor ratings

Instructor Prof. Peraire
Gives well-prepared, relevant presentations: 6.0 / 7.0
Explains clearly, answers questions well: 5.4 / 7.0
Uses the blackboard and visual aids well: 5.4 / 7.0
Enunciates clearly: 5.4 / 7.0
Encourages questions, is sensitive to class: 5.6 / 7.0
Excites interest and is enthusiastic: 5.7 / 7.0
Is friendly and supportive: 5.8 / 7.0
Is available outside of class: 5.0 / 7.0

Exams, problem sets and projects


Relevancy Length Number Difficulty
Exams 5.8 / 7.0 5.0 / 7.0 3.9 / 7.0 4.2 / 7.0
Exam reviews NA NA NA NA
Problem sets 6.5 / 7.0 4.9 / 7.0 3.2 / 7.0 4.7 / 7.0
Papers / Projects NA NA NA NA

Required texts / handouts

Relevancy NA
Length NA
Interesting? NA

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