During my Fall 2010 semester I took one class, a survey class, Applied Mathetical Analysis. It was a total blast. Sure, every topic covered had entire classes for and books written about them… but that just made it more interesting!

This semester is in my top-three favorite semesters of all time. I worked extremely hard, learned a lot, and will only have fond memories of it.

# Tag: Computational Science

## Wrapping up the 2009-2010 School Year

This past May, I completed the Simulation and Parallel and Distributed Systems class that I was attending. While taking two classes while working full time was challenging; the pure fun of it all more than made up for the challenge! I will have fond memories of that semester for a long time.

I can’t wait to get started with Applied Mathematical Analysis next week.

## Spring 2010 Classes

## Fall 2009 Classes

In Fall of 2009 I took one class:

MSCS 6010: Probability which used __Statistical Inference, Second edition__ by Casella & Berger.

**Addendum: 01/23/10**

Here is the syllabus for the course.

## Final Probability Update

This past December, on the fifteenth, I completed the Probability class that I was attending.

We covered Probability from the theoretical (Calculus) and analytical (MATLAB) side of things. In my first foray into theory behind Statistics, I found the relationships between the distributions to be really neat to see, and along with the Calculus, a *lot* to chew on all at once ;).

Overall it was a lot of fun; I can’t wait to get started with Simulation on the eighteenth.

## Mid Term Probability Update

In the first half of the semester in the Probability course I am taking we learned (among other things) how to, given the probability distribution function for any distribution, derive, if possible, the:

- Commulative Distribution Function
- Population Mean
- Population Variance
- Population Standard Deviation
- Population Median
- Population Mode
- Moment Generating Function

Everyone seems to be excited about the second half of the semester when we will start building on this foundation.

## What Is Computational Science

Computational science (or scientific computing) is the field of study concerned with constructing mathematical models and numerical solution techniques and using computers to analyse and solve scientific, social scientific and engineering problems. In practical use, it is typically the application of computer simulation and other forms of computation to problems in various scientific disciplines.