Student Index for Computational Physics - 2009/10

    All class material is indexed here.

    Email, Homepage and project listings, classified by type

    Projects related to student's thesis research

  1. Tal Tepper email website A kinetic tile assembly model simulation using the xgrow library (Complete and graded)
  2. Yoel Koenka email website Hydrogen in Diamond and Amorphous Carbon (Complete, to be graded)
  3. Nikolai Berkovitch email website Finite Difference solution of optical waveguides (Complete and graded)

    Projects related to research, but not neccesarily that person's thesis

  4. Gil Wolff email website Traffic Flow and Kirchoff's Laws(Complete and graded)
  5. Alex K email website Project: Linnik Simulator (From a previous year)
  6. Pavel Yatvetsky email website Looking at stars with planets through turbulent atmosphere (Minor animation viewing issues)
  7. Ido Kesten email website 3D Cellular Automata (Minor compilation issues)

    Projects with an educational application (made by undergraduates or new graduate students)

  8. Yana Shtuktur email website Double Pendulum (Requires minor site fixes)
  9. Amir Bishara email website Visualization of Different Semiconductors Types and Modification of the AViz Program. (Complete and graded)

    The projects listed as having minor issues are considered to be in on time, but will only be graded after these are fixed and I have checked the fixes. I will send out grades in personal emails tonite/tommorrow. Anything not fixed and checked by 18:00 tonite will not have grades forwarded till after pesach.

If I have missed anyone please send me their material according to the format given on the lecture 11 page

If you are not listed on the listerv, then point your browser to the LISTSERV homepage for our class listserv at http://tx.technion.ac.il/archives/ph118094-w-l.html and add yourself to the list. (This is independent of formal enrollment in the course and may have to be done by undergraduates manually).


LECTURER: Dr Joan Adler email website


COMPUTER ACCOUNTS in ROOM 315, etc: see above list

keys - from gabi. He may ask for a deposit.

account on phelafel - will be  opened for everyone who hands in form.
this account has backup and a webserver.

everyone gets one other computer account as well,
see list below to see your allocation.
assuming a few people bring laptops, then we should manage 2 to a
machine (or at worst three in the backrow) in class.
you need to start each account by changing the temporary password i started 
with that I sent in the email.

for  your first logon  either 
1(a) go to Rm315 and  after entering account name  and temporary password
(the computers have their names on the screens and on top)
1(b) write ssh phmachine -l youridx in a window of tx or t2
(phmachine is phelafel, phelafelold or phclass1 etc,
youridx is the account  name you asked for on class machines)
2. change password with the command
on the command line enter the temporary one 
then enter the real one twice.
3. to organise your paths you need to have a file called .cshrc
in the main directory of your account.you can find an example to download
4. then write `` source .cshrc''

If you do not do the above I am not responsible when you can't work properly.

The first person who arrives for each machine should log on each week. 
note that if you have path problems e.g. on tx
(this is happening if you know the file is there but the computer
says it cannot find it) then try
./sur2011.ex or ./rwalk.ex etc
or else move the .cshrc file from phclass to there via the command
(on computer where you have the problem)
scp  yourname@phclassx:.cshrc .

computer allocation in class

phelafel - 
phclass1 - 

phclass2 - 

phjoan14 - 

phclass3 - 

phclass4 - 

phclass5 - 

phclass6 -


laptops - 

Just a signup is not enough for computer account, need form that is at

The following describes my feelings this morning after getting things ready:

Preparing your webpage: your personal webpage may sit on the computer of your choice, for Graduate Physics students, the computer PHYSICS is a good idea, for all students TX/T2 are possibilities. If you do not have enough space elsewhere you may put your project pages on PHELAFEL. The webpage listed in this class list may not contain political material or anything unsuitable for general distribution. A very plain starting file called myhomepage.html prepared last year (adequate for assignment credit) can be viewed for the imaginary student ploni almoni and downloaded from the class http site, but look around and copy something more exciting if you like. Or give me the location of your existing webpage if you already have one. Credit for completing this website will be given as part of Targil 5, but you should try to do it earlier. There will not be a specific grade for the webpage, but you will get a grade of zero for targil 5 if you do not list an accessible website location with your answers for targil 5.

When you have completed your personal page please send me an email with the information from this link written verbatim (verbatim means exactly the same format), replacing my details with yours, and Project title with your own title.


Announcements about computer problems and fixes and any changes to the system can be found here

Thu Mar 16 09:50:56 IST 2006