Introduction to Computational Physics - Fall 2012/13
Class times for fall 2012/13 are 14:30-16:30 Sundays;
First lecture on 28/10/12.
Joan Adler's office hours: until 22/10/12 by email or email to make appointment on skype
after 22/10/12, by appointment in Rm 603.
COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS COURSE INFORMATION
CLASS LOCATION: Room 315, Physics Building.
TEXTBOOK: S. J. KOONIN, ``Computational Physics"
There is now an electronic version,
REFERENCE BOOKS: H. GOULD and J. TOBOCHNIK ``An Introduction to Computer
Simulation Methods: Application to Physical Systems, Parts 1 and 2 "
or the single volume 2nd edition;
and W. H. PRESS, B. P. FLANNERY, S. A. TEUKOLSKY and W. T. VETTERLING,
``Numerical Recipes", Cambridge University Press, 1986 (1st or 2nd
editions, Fortran, C or C++ only).
ASSESSMENT: Exercises - 30% - Final Project - 70%
COMPUTERS USED FOR INSTRUCTION: Linux Computer
and phclass1-5 in Room
Parallel Supercomputer TAMNUN. The class languages will be
C or Fortran.
PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of one computer language and at least five
semesters of physics.
CLASS GOALS: Familiarity with algorithms of computational physics,
and the modern computing environment, including internet and web basics,
elementary UNIX, two and three dimensional graphics, computer algebra and
parallel computation. Understanding how to utilise these for research and
teaching in physics.
WEB PAGES: Web pages with class material,
references to useful information and help files
and assignments can be found on the
CP class website (http://phycomp.technion.ac.il/~comphy).