🧠 Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Hey friends & nerds! Welcome to the Sunday Science Newsletter – in this newsletter we explore & discuss strategies, systems & tools that help us become better, smarter and more effective scientists, gadgeteers and thinkers.
❤️ Weekly Favourite Things
🎬 My Favourite Video
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🎙️ Simulation on the Cloud with OnScale - Ian Campbell | Podcast #77
👉 A must watch for every simulation enthusiast!
🧠 Minerva: Solving Quantitative Reasoning Problems with Language Models
Minerva: a language model capable of solving mathematical questions using step-by-step natural language reasoning. Combining scale, data and others dramatically improves performance on the STEM benchmarks MATH and MMLU-STEM.
🌊 How wings really work
A 1-minute video released by the University of Cambridge sets the record straight on a much misunderstood concept – how wings lift.
💻 Engineering Tool of the Week – PrePoMax
PrePoMax is an open-source pre and post-processor for the Calculix FEM solver based on a modern user interface to speed up the FEM workflow.
📚 Book of the Week
A First Course in Finite Elements
The text material evolved from over 50 years of combined teaching experience it deals with a formulation and application of the finite element method. A meaningful course can be constructed from a subset of the chapters in this book for a quarter course; instructions for such use are given in the preface.
The course material is organized in three chronological units of one month each: 1) the finite element formulation for one-dimensional problems, 2) the finite element formulation for scalar field problems in two dimensions and 3) finite element programming and application to scalar field problems; and finite element formulation for vector field problems in two dimensions and beams.
In conjunction with the book there will be the access and use of ABAQUS software and MATLAB exercises.
🙃 Meme of the Week
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🎬 Animation of the Week
✍️ Closing Remarks
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See you next week and in the meantime, make sure to keep engineering your mind! 🧠