Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 1: Introduction

Learning objectives

  • Define data science.

  • Highlight some applications of data science in mechanical engineering.

  • Explain the lecture book structure.

  • Explain why we will be using Python.

  • Introduce Jupyter notebooks.

  • Demonstrate how to run Jupyter notebooks on Google Colab.

  • Introduce Python expressions, names.

  • Introduce the basics of function calling.

  • Introduce the basic Python data types.

  • Demonstrate how one can get help on a Python function.

  • Show students how they can complete and submit the first homework assignment.