It is very well structured and Dr Krishna Garikipati helps me understand the course in very simple manner. I would like to thank coursera community for making this course available.
Well worth the time if you wish to understand the mathematical origin of the FEM methods used in solving various physical situations such as heat/mass transfer and solid mechanics
創建者 YAN B•
Good content, not easy for beginners. It may take much longer to fully understand the content covered in the lecture.
Programming exercise is somehow difficult as you have to watch dealIii tutorial videos on YouTube yourselves.
One particular drawback is that the presentation skill of the instructor should be improved as there are a lot of repetitive unnecessary and redundant writing and explanation.
創建者 John F S•
Okay for learning the basics of FEM outside of a real clasroom setting. Focused too much on using their own software for actual FEM analysis. I understand that creating an actual FEM from scratch is too much to ask for an online course, but a lot of their program isn't well documented and detracts from the learning experience.
創建者 George K•
You will need much more time than the time listed (expectation time listed). Although you can learn
a lot!!!!! I feel grateful!
創建者 LINGALA K•
the course is enough learn things better way to explain give notes and pdf format and doc l.
創建者 Congyi L•
Not clear on AWS setup. Easy get confused
創建者 Murali R•
good for improving skills
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創建者 Patrick H•
In my opinion the course material is a good base but needs further development.
This includes new recordings of old lectures which contain errors. Sometimes there is a correction video included directly in the lecture video with an additional correction video and same content placed afterwards in the timeline.
Also there should be updated version of coding assignments. As stated in the forum it was just possible to pass one assignment by 100 percent if a deal.ii version from 2015 is used. However, the provided link to the deal.ii VM provides a recent version 2017. When run the same code on the student computer with deal.ii from 2015 one could get full marks. However, using the recent version from 2017, the automatic grading just gave 80 percent. This should be for sure improved.
Additionally I would suggest to make a more even work distribution for each week. There are weeks with just 3 hours of videos and other weeks with up to 9 hours. It would be beneficial if that could be more balanced.
Coding assignment 1 is placed with a deadline in week 3. However, the required material for passing this is taught in week 4 and 5. Therefore, I would suggest to push CA1 to week 5.
創建者 Mehmet A Ö•
Lecturer expresses anything at a snail's pace. He is really a slowcoach.