Companion course to CSE 4GS where theory is applied and lab experiments are carried out "in the field" in Rome, Italy. For final projects, students will select a complex structure (e.g., the Colosseum, the Pantheon, St. Peter's, etc.) to analyze and model, in detail, using computer-based tools. Concurrent enrollment required in 4GS and 6GS.
CSE 4GS and CSE 6GS are a set of courses that are part of the UCSD Global Seminar Series, exploring the relationship between mathematics/engineering/computing and architecture. CSE 4GS focuses on mathematical and engineering theory, while CSE 6GS applies this theory to the computer modeling of famous structures like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and St. Peter's. Rome is ideal because of its wealth of architecture that lends itself to technical analysis.
Math 10A or Math 20A. Co-requisite with CSE 4GS. Please see Prerequisites Page.
Instructor permission required.