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The Computational Geometric Mechanics group at the University of California, San Diego

Computational Geometric Mechanics @ UCSD

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Research Objectives

The computational geometric mechanics group is focused on developing a self-consistent discretization of geometry and mechanics to enable the systematic construction of geometric structure-preserving numerical schemes based on the approach of geometric mechanics, with a view towards obtaining more robust and accurate numerical implementations of feedback and optimal control laws arising from geometric control theory.

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Graduate Schools 2011

The group is housed in the Department of Mathematics within the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, and will be affiliated with the Center for Computational Mathematics, the Program in Computational Science, Mathematics, and Engineering, and the Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics. The graduate program is ranked 20th in the nation in mathematics by U.S. News and World Report. Furthermore, we are ranked 2nd in mathematics by The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2007 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index.

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National Science Foundation The activities of the group are partially funded by research grants from the National Science Foundation in applied and computational mathematics and engineering:

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