The Computational Physics course is a
two hour a week, introductory senior undergraduate/graduate course
for Physics Department (and other) students. Although it is optional, about
half the Physics graduate students take it as well as many undergraduates.
I have been giving it since 1990; first on a mainframe and early 286's.
In the early nineties I moved to an ftp server for the targilim
and a notebook with a
mattol for presentation,
and more recently a classroom with X-terminals
(2 students per terminal, up to
20 in the classroom.)
For the last three years most of the material has been on the web,
including lecture notes and targilim, projects and this last year,
the students have
been handing in targilim on webpages too. The two
still on handouts/slides will be added to the web in the spring semester
Feedback from the students on taking the class with
webpages has been extremely positive. (Especially from those in miluim!)
The students completing this course in the last few years have
given us a group of metargilim with good web skills and
experience in taking a class with webpages.
The students follow the lectures
from netscape, clicking on the hypertexed material
and downloading programs to run interactively in class.
The lectures are in true html (not pdf or gif) for speed in class and
ease of updating.
I still print each lecture on slides, in case of communication emergencies.
Index of Lecture Slides and Targilim -
example of week 4 lecture
Example of a student page for presenting targilim:
Example of a project presentation:
Arye Meir's page.
Update on the Undergraduate Web Page project in Physics at
COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS GROUP HOMEPAGE