Unfortunately, Udemy enforces a ton of course image restrictions, which prevent me from realizing my full vision. However, I like what we've developed here. Of those restrictions, there is to be absolutely no text in the image, and it's supposed to convey its message through artistic means only.
In this course, my central goal is to encourage students to explore the universe's underlying laws/framework, experience the beauty inherent in it, and then use their discoveries to develop real-world applications. That's why the thumbnail features an astronaut drifting through space (ie the unknown) and reveling in the beauty around him/her.
However, the astronaut isn't content with simply observing the universe's mysteries. Instead, he chooses to peer beneath the surface of reality and understand what drives these mysterious phenomena to act as they do. That's what the notepad/pen/calculator symbolize; they capture his exploration of the underlying math/physics and innate curiosity.
Finally, the last component of the course involves employing knowledge to make a difference. Most people assert that knowledge is power, but, in actuality, ACTIONABLE knowledge is the true source of power.
To convey this principle, the astronaut is developing MATLAB simulations to capture his observations. In the course, we'll be developing the same simulations powering physics engines in your favorite video games and animated movies (super cool stuff!). While the course's content can be utilized in a ton of applications, MATLAB simulations will be the main focus here. My hope is that this alone will inspire students to reach out and use their skills to make a difference.
So, this is the course image we'll most likely be using; check it out, and let us know what you think :)! Also, keep your eyes peeled for the launch of our course, which should be coming very soon!
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