Syllabus Version 1 - Graduate Program in Acoustics

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Syllabus Version 1 - Graduate Program in Acoustics

Organization:Class usually meets in Applied Science Building, Room 214, MWF from 1:25 AM to 2:15 PMusing computer projection facilities. A few classes will need to be rescheduled because of instructorconference conflicts. Approximately 45 class meetings.Class prerequisites:ACS 502, Fundamentals of Acoustics II or equivalent.ACS 515, Acoustics of Fluid Media or equivalent.If you have not taken ACS 515 or equivalent, you should not take Computational Acoustics forcredit. If you are not familiar with the ACS 515 material, you may be at some disadvantagecompared to other students.If you have not passed your Ph.D. comprehensive exam, and wish to sit in on this course, you musttake it for AUDIT credit. Many students have done this in previous semesters.If you have passed your Ph.D. comprehensive exam or are a faculty or postdoc., you are welcometo simply “sit in” on the course. However, only students taking this course for credit or audit willbe given CAC computer accounts or other specialized computer accounts associated with the course.Books:Learning the UNIX Operating System, 4th Ed., by Jerry Peek, Grace Todino, John Strang,O'Reilly & Associates, 1998, ISBN 1-56592-390-1. [required]The Beginners Guide to Mathematica Version 4, by Jerry Glynn and Theodore Gray, CambridgeUniversity Press, 1999, ISBN 0521777690. [required]I-DEAS Student Guide, by Mark H. Lawry. Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, Milford,OH, 1999, www.sdrc.com. [required]Selected reprints in a course packet at the Penn State Bookstore on campus. These will be ready in afew weeks and are printed on an as-needed basis by PSU business services, so ask for one if theyare sold out. [required]SYSNOISE theoretical/user manual photocopies. These will appear at Gnomon Copy Service, 130W. College Ave., later in the semester. [required]A scientist's and engineer's guide to workstations and supercomputers, by R. Landau and P. Fink,Jr., John Wiley, 1993, ISBN 0-47153271-1. (optional)Computational facilities:HP 9000/720, sabine.acs.psu.edu, DEC Alpha AXP600, evelyn.acs.psu.edu, New SUNworkstation, thales.acs.psu.edu, 2nd floor of Applied Science Building, Andy Doller,system administrator: andy@sabine.acs.psu.edu .IBM PC/X-Windows cluster, 2nd floor Applied Science Building, Andy Doller, systemadministrator: andy@sabine.acs.psu.edu

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