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Scientific computing and CAD

  1. Apr 8, 2013 #1
    Hi everyone. I've been looking at some computer aided design software, FreeCAD, and while it's to my understanding that engineers use programs like this constantly I wanted to ask if anyone knew if there programs are used in scientific computing or computational science and engineering. From what I read they are used for finite element analysis, what else are they used for? As someone trying to pursue a computational science degree is it worth learning? Thanks in advance.
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  3. Apr 9, 2013 #2
    Circuit designers use SPICE constantly. A good, free version is called LTSpice from Linear Technology. You can google it.

    Computational Science is a very sought-after field. For a lot more than just CAD you know. The ability to solve large systems of differential equations quickly has a lot of application in various areas of science and engineering.
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