Octave was originally intended to be companion software for an undergraduate-level textbook
on chemical reactor design being written by James B. Rawlings of the University of
Wisconsin-Madison and John G. Ekerdt of the University of Texas.
Clearly, Octave is now much more than just another ‘courseware’ package with limited
utility beyond the classroom. Although our initial goals were somewhat vague, we knew
that we wanted to create something that would enable students to solve realistic problems,
and that they could use for many things other than chemical reactor design problems. We
find that most students pick up the basics of Octave quickly, and are using it confidently in
just a few hours.
Mechanical Vibrations: Active and Passive Control
For all rotational machines, the analysis of dynamic stresses and the resulting vibrations is an important subject. When it comes to helicopters and piston engines, this analysis becomes crucial. From the design of parts working under stress to the reduction of the vibration levels, the success of a project lies mainly in the hands of the...
The Thermodynamics of Linear Fluids and Fluid Mixtures
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VMware VI3 Implementation and Administration
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Semantic Role Labeling (Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies)
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The Basics of Financial Modeling
The ability to create and understand financial models that assess the valuation of a company, the projects it undertakes, and its future earnings/profit projections is one of the most valued skills in corporate finance. However, while many business professionals are familiar with financial statements and accounting reports, few are truly...