Courses of Study 2015-2016 
    Jul 07, 2022  
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 4480 - Computational Physics

Spring. 3 credits. S-U grades only.

Co-meets with ASTRO 7690 /PHYS 7680 . Assumes familiarity with standard mathematical methods for physical sciences and engineering (differential equations, Fourier transforms, and linear algebra) and with some form of computer programming (e.g., C++, Octave, Mathematica, or Python).


Covers numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations, linear algebra and eigenvalue problems, integration, nonlinear equations, optimization, and fast Fourier transforms. Find out how and why the “black-box” numerical routines you use work, how to improve and generalize them, and how to fix them when they don’t. Based on the text Numerical Recipes by William H. Press, Saul A. Teukolsky, William T. Vetterling, and Brian P. Flannery.

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