Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Oct 15, 2019  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTRO 3340 - [Symbolic and Numerical Computing]

Fall. Next Offered: 2019-2020. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: calculus. Co-meets with ASTRO 7340 .

D. Chernoff.

Introduces modern symbolic manipulator programs, such as Mathematica and Maple, for students of quantitative disciplines. It will be offered as an elective in astronomy. The course will cover language concepts, programming tools and techniques necessary to use these applications efficiently. It will draw examples from a wide variety of fields including mathematics, astronomy, physics, engineering, biology, statistics, finance, and the general topic of big data. The aim is to acquaint students with the integrated symbolic, numerical, and graphical capabilities that then may be applied to individual areas of interest.

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