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COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS COURSE SYLLABUS

  1. INTRODUCTION

  2. A. HISTORY

    B. HARDWARE

    C. SOFTWARE

    D. COMMUNICATIONS

    E. MANUALS, CONSULTANTS and HELP FILES

    F. THE WEB REVOLUTION

    G. COMPUTER SECURITY

  3. BASIC METHODS OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS

  4. (KOONIN, Chapter 1 and GOULD and TOBOCHNIK, Chapters 1 and 2)

    A. SIMULATION, ENUMERATION, ALGEBRAIC MANIPULATION and SOLUTION of EQUATIONS

    B. NUMERICAL DIFFERENTIATION

    C. NUMERICAL QUADRATURE

    D. FINDING ROOTS

  5. ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

  6. (KOONIN, Chapter 2 and GOULD and TOBOCHNIK, Chapter 7)

    A. METHODS

    B. ORDER AND CHAOS

  7. MONTE CARLO SIMULATION

  8. (KOONIN, Chapter 8 and GOULD and TOBOCHNIK, Chapters 10-12, 14-16)

    A. RANDOM VARIABLES

    B. PERCOLATION

    C. ISING MODEL

    D. MONTE CARLO INTEGRATION

  9. MOLECULAR DYNAMICS

  10. (GOULD and TOBOCHNIK, Chapter 6)

    A. SELECTED TOPICS

  11. QUANTUM MECHANICS

  12. (KOONIN, Chapters 3-5 and GOULD and TOBOCHNIK, Chapter 17)

    A. SCHRODINGER EQUATIONS

    B. SELECTED TOPICS

  13. PARALLEL COMPUTING


  14. This page was last updated DECEMBER 2013