If you have reached this page from reading an article about the course, please use the older page alllessold.html that better matches the article. In 2014/5 we went from 14 week semesters to 13 week ones and the changes are not very smooth yet.
A summary of useful weblinks:
Sitemap of the Computational Physics Class website
With fortran and c we will be using
and a listing of the different subroutines can be found on the local
subroutines page. For use on phclass1-5 see the
page for compilation etc.
The way to use this site is - firstly come to the lecture - then
read the page again, going into all the links in order. If you have to miss the lecture due to MILUIM, please read thru with all links before the next lecture.
Week 1 -
History, hardware, software, communications, manuals, consultants, web use,
security. Programs - survey2012.f, compiling and running FORTRAN in LINUX.
- 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, project discussion.
- Ordinary differential equations, order and chaos. Programs chap2*.f (10/11/15)Targil 1 due 18:00.
Week 5 -
Boundary value and eigenvalue equations, Schroedinger equations.
Programs chap3*.f (17/11/15) Targil 2 due 18:00.
- Molecular Dynamics in Solids, Visualization (24/11/15). Please look at the page on Molecular Dynamics and
play some of the movies there. Intoduction to LAMMPS if there is time.
I hope to hand out TAMNUN accounts and perhaps do the PBS link. This week we move from basics to applications.
HPC week - HPC and Targil3 due(1/12/15). In 2015/6 this is again brought forward.
Start with the link at left, then LINUX bits
here, and then start learning about PBS job submission queue scripts.
(This will include learning about scripts themselves.)
Student TAMNUN course account info for 2015/6:
Your accounts are coursexx. Passwords given on signup sheet in class. Will continue later on.
Week 7 - MATHEMATICA, special functions, gaussian quadrature
(15/12/15, 8/12 is no study day due to hanukah break).
Project proposal due and from next week on 2-3 students will give a report on their project topic each week. A list will be passed around in class, most senior (doctoral) students can go first.
completes Targil 4 material. Then we will start
Monte Carlo integration part.
(22/12/15) Complete Week 8 (Ising models and simulated annealing which
completes Targil 5 material except for possible seminar reports) then start
Week 9 - Percolation, fractals, more project topic reports.
Week 9 - Percolation, fractals, then
then project reports.
(5/1/16, Targil 4 due) Week 11 - partial differential equations - time dependent Schroedinger eqn and Week 10 - Series expansions, Pade approximants and then project reports. After completing the above,
the rest of today and 12/1/16 and 19/1/16 will be divided between
with a general introduction to HPC materials simulation. Details on
Quantum Espresso and LAMMPS, This is new material for the course and open to previous year's students. The material is linked from largecodes.html.
Targil 5 is due,
no point penalty till after semester end. Project reports, continuation of HPC materials simulation from largecodes.html.