When considering what makes software reliable, it’s helpful to remember the goal: you want a model that accurately depicts what happens in the real world. A computer simulation environment is simply a translation of real-world physical laws into their virtual form. How much simplification takes place in the translation process helps to determine the accuracy of the resulting model. It would be ideal, then, to have a simulation environment that included the possibility to add any physical effect to your model. That is what COMSOL is all about.
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