Index to Computational Physics Course Material

A summary of useful weblinks:

  1. Summary of announcements about accounts opened, PHELAFEL problems etc.
  2. Email Dr Joan Adler with general questions.
  3. Class email list.
  4. Help from consultants and information about software packages for both this course and your thesis research can be found on the software(tochnot) page of the Computer Center website.
  5. Programs for the targilim on the class http site.
  6. Summary of commands on PHELAFEL and phclass1-5.
  7. With fortran and c we will be using pgplot graphics and a listing of the different subroutines can be found on the local pgplot subroutines page. For use on phclass1-5 see the commands page for compilation etc.
  8. General information and syllabus.
  9. View projects from previous years.
  10. Summary of links.


  1. Week 1 - History, hardware, software, communications, manuals, consultants, web use, security. Programs - survey2009.f, compiling FORTRAN (17/3/09)
  2. Tuesday 24th March, no lecture.
  3. Week 2 - Simulation, enumeration, algebraic manipulations, solution of equations, basic precautions. Example of random walks, random numbers. Programs rwalk1.f rwalk2.f urand.f cplot.f, compiling with PGPLOT (31/3/09) Targil 1 due.
  4. Week 3 and Week 3a - project discussion, numerical differentiation, quadrature, roots. Programs chap1*.f (7/4/09)

    Tuesday 14th April is Pesach, no lecture.
    Tuesday 21st April is a day of tutorials for Computational Nanotechnology, and there is a hafsakat limudim 12:30-14:30 for Yom Hashoa.
    We will not have a lecture, because I would like you to benefit from the tutorial activity. All students are recommended to select at least two tutorials, or lectures from either the Computational Nanotechnology Workshop on 22nd April or the Computational Mechanics Day on 23rd April or the Physics Colloquium on 23rd April. I recommend 11:30-12:30 21/4/09 Tutorial on LAMMPS (Molecular Dynmaics code) in rm 300 which is at a time you are all free. Full program here. Reports on 2 lectures on Computational Physics is a question in Targil 5 and this is a unique and interesting opportunity to get this done. The programmes will be linked from here with recommendations when they are published. You may also select (other) seminars for the reports in Computational Physics/Engineering etc with Dr Adler's advance approval for these selections.

  5. Tuesday 28th April is Yom Hazikaron, no lecture.
  6. Week 4 - Ordinary differential equations, order and chaos. Programs chap2*.f (5/5/09) Targil 2 due.
  7. Week 5 - Boundary value and eigenvalue equations, Schroedinger equations. Programs chap3*.f (12/5/09) Project propsal due.
  8. Week 6 - Molecular Dynamics in Solids, Visualization (19/5/09)
  9. Week 7 - MATHEMATICA, special functions, gaussian quadrature + project topic reports (26/5/09) Targil 3 due.
  10. Week 8 - Explanantions on webservers. Monte Carlo integration and Ising models (2/6/09)
  11. Week 9 - Percolation, fractals (9/6/09)
  12. Week 10 - Series expansions, Pade approximants (16/6/09)
  13. Week 11 - partial differential equations- time dependent Schroedinger eqn (23/6/09). Targil 4 due.
  14. Week 12 HPC and Week 13 Granular media, computational optics (30/6/09) Targil 5 has been extended by a week.

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  1. Targil 1 - due 31/3/09
  2. Targil 2 - due 5/5/09
  3. Targil 3 - due 26/5/09
  4. Targil 4 - due 23/6/09
  5. Targil 5 - due 7/7/09
  6. Project Information proposal due 12/5/09, project due end of moed bet spring semester 2009, or will cost points.

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