## ME 101: Visual Thinking

ME101 is at the foundation class for all designers and creative people at Stanford. It teaches you how to access your creativity through a series of projects, all of which have been redesigned so that they can be accomplished in an online learning environment. Visual thinking, a powerful adjunct to other problem solving modalities, is developed and exercised in the context of solving some fun and challenging design problems. Along the way, the class expands you access to your imagination, helps you see more clearly with the "mind's eye:¿, and learn how to do rapid visualization and prototyping. The emphasis on basic creativity, learning to build in the 3D world, and fluent and flexible idea production.

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum
| Units: 4
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-CE

Instructors:
Edmark, J. (PI)
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Fenton, P. (PI)
;
Khaliq, U. (PI)
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Nalbandian, H. (TA)
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Skrainka, D. (TA)

## ME 104: Mechanical Systems Design

How to design mechanical systems through iterative application of intuition, brainstorming, analysis, computation and prototype testing. Design of custom mechanical components, selection of common machine elements, and selection of electric motors and transmission elements to meet performance, efficiency and reliability goals. Emphasis on high-performance systems. Independent and team-based design projects. Prerequisites:
PHYSICS 41;
ENGR 14;
ME 80;
ME 102;
ME 103 or 203. Must have PRL pass. Must attend lecture. Recommended:
ENGR 15;
CS 106A;
ME 128 or
ME 318.

Terms: Win, Spr
| Units: 4
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci

Instructors:
Collins, S. (PI)
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Bryan, G. (TA)
;
Chan, D. (TA)
;
Chiu, V. (TA)
;
Karikari, E. (TA)
;
Williams, H. (TA)

## ME 115B: Product Design Methods

This course will introduce the basic concepts of human factors and demonstrate the importance of understanding and considering human capabilities and limits in product and system design. This will include an overview of both cognitive and physical human characteristics, methods to analyze human factors constraints, and design methods for prototyping and evaluating the usability of physical products and systems. In this course individual- and team-based design projects are used to emphasize the integration between human factors analysis and evaluation, authoring design requirements and translating these to both physical products and systems. nPrerequisites:
ME101,
ME115A,
ME110. Strongly recommended:
ME102,
Psych 1

Terms: Win
| Units: 4
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci

Instructors:
Follmer, S. (PI)
;
Leung, A. (TA)
;
Regalado, M. (TA)
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## ME 131: Heat Transfer

The principles of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation with examples from the engineering of practical devices and systems. Topics include transient and steady conduction, conduction by extended surfaces, boundary layer theory for forced and natural convection, boiling, heat exchangers, and graybody radiative exchange. Prerequisites:
ME70,
ME30 (formerly listed at
ENGR30). Recommended: intermediate calculus, ordinary differential equations.nnThis course was formerly
ME131A. Students who have already taken ME131A should not enroll in this course.

Terms: Aut
| Units: 4
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci

## ME 161: Dynamic Systems, Vibrations and Control

Modeling, analysis, and measurement of mechanical and electromechanical dynamic systems. Closed form solutions of ordinary differential equations governing the behavior of single and multiple-degree-of-freedom systems. Stability, forcing, resonance, and control system design. Prerequisites: Ordinary differential equations (
CME 102 or
MATH 53), linear algebra (
CME 104 or
MATH 53) and dynamics (E 15) are recommended.

Terms: Aut
| Units: 3
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci

Instructors:
Towles, J. (PI)

## MS&E 93Q: Nuclear Weapons, Energy, Proliferation, and Terrorism

Preference to sophomores. At least 20 countries have built or considered building nuclear weapons. However, the paths these countries took in realizing their nuclear ambitions vary immensely. Why is this the case? How do the histories, cultures, national identities, and leadership of these countries affect the trajectory and success of their nuclear programs? This seminar will address these and other questions about nuclear weapons and their proliferation. Students will learn the fundamentals of nuclear technology, including nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, and be expected to use this knowledge in individual research projects on the nuclear weapons programs of individual countries. Case studies will include France, UK, China, India, Israel, Pakistan, North Korea, South Africa, Libya, Iraq, and Iran, among others. Please note any language skills in your application. Recommended: 193 or 293.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 3
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci

Instructors:
Hecker, S. (PI)

## MS&E 111: Introduction to Optimization (ENGR 62, MS&E 211)

Formulation and computational analysis of linear, quadratic, and other convex optimization problems. Applications in machine learning, operations, marketing, finance, and economics. Prerequisite:
CME 100 or
MATH 51.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 3-4
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci

Instructors:
Goel, A. (PI)
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Aboumrad, G. (TA)
;
Kessel, K. (TA)
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Instructors:
Goel, A. (PI)
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Aboumrad, G. (TA)
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Kessel, K. (TA)
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Liu, C. (TA)
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Xiong, R. (TA)
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YahyazadehJeloudar, M. (TA)

## MS&E 120: Probabilistic Analysis

Concepts and tools for the analysis of problems under uncertainty, focusing on focusing on structuring, model building, and analysis. Examples from legal, social, medical, and physical problems. Topics include axioms of probability, probability trees, random variables, distributions, conditioning, expectation, change of variables, and limit theorems. Prerequisite:
CME 100 or
MATH 51.

Terms: Aut
| Units: 5
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-FR

## MS&E 121: Introduction to Stochastic Modeling

Stochastic processes and models in operations research. Discrete and continuous time parameter Markov chains. Queuing theory, inventory theory, simulation. Prerequisite: 120, 125, or equivalents.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 4
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci

## MS&E 130: Information Networks and Services

Architecture of the Internet and performance engineering of computer systems and networks. Switching, routing and shortest path algorithms. Congestion management and queueing networks. Peer-to-peer networking. Wireless and mobile networking. Information service engineering and management. Search engines and recommendation systems. Reputation systems and social networking technologies. Security and trust. Information markets. Select special topics and case studies. Prerequisites: 111, 120, and
CS 106A.

Last offered: Winter 2018
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci

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