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PHYS 404 - Computational Techniques in Physics

(3 units)
Quantitative methods of solution to physical problems, problem formulation, computer applications, graphical presentation.

Prerequisite(s): CS 135  with a “C” or better; PHYS 301 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. know and to use basic interpolation techniques in 1D and 2D tables, searching in tables, least-squared minimization and data approximation, root finding, numerical integration using the trapezoidal, Romberg and quadrature methods, Monte Carlo integration of multi-dimensional integrals, the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations via Euler, Runge-Kutta and Noumerov methods, and the application of explicit and implicit schemes to the numerical solution of partial differential equations.


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