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PHYS 256 – Computational Physics

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Introduction to modern computational techniques focusing on the simulation or solution of the behavior of physical systems. Examples will be drawn from classical, statistical, and quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, and chaos. Prerequisites: PHYS 125 or PHYS 152; MATH 121.

Section Description: This course provides an introduction to modern numerical techniques with the goal of either simulating or solving real physical systems. We will study examples from classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, chaos, quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics with an emphasis on the graphical representation of results. We will use Python as the main programming language with libraries such as Matplotlib, Scipy and Numpy being employed where appropriate.

CRN: 95042

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 15/20

Days Time Location
MWF 10:50 - 11:40 VOTEY BLDG 223

Instructor(s): Adrian Del Maestro

Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019