Anita Raja

Professor of Computer Science, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs

Ph235 Physics Simulations Fall 2015 > Schedule

  Tentative Schedule

 

Week #

Date

                          Topic

Readings

Notes

0

 09/02/15

Welcome, Administrative Meeting

 

Syllabus and Schedule Posted

1

09/11/15

Introduction to Python

Chapter 2

 Installing python on your machine

Version 2 vs Version 3

2

09/18/15

Graphics and Visualization

Chapter 3

 Assignment 1 released: Due 10/2

3

09/25/15

Accuracy and Speed:

Error; Integrals and Derivatives: Numerical Integration

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

 Assignment 2 released. Due 10/11

4

10/02/15

Integrals and Derivatives:

Adaptive Integration, Gaussian Quadrature and Numerical Differentiation

 

 

Chapter 5

 

5

 

10/09/15

 

Linear and Nonlinear Equations and Maxima and Minima

 

HJ Text

Chapter 4, 6 ,7

 

6

10/13/15

 

ODEs:

Euler, Runge Kutta, Fourth order Runge Kutta, Adams-Bashforth-Moulton

 HJ Text

Chapter 13

 

7

10/16/15


Guest Lecture and Project Discussions

 

 

  Assignment 3 assigned - Due 10/28

8

10/23/15


ODE continued:

 

Leap frog, Bulirsch-Stoer method

 

Reading 1

Reading2

Reading 3 Chp. 12, 14

 Initial Final project proposal hard copy due

9

10/30/15


Midterm

 

 

 Final project proposal due on moodle November 5

10

11/6/15


Fourier Transforms:

Discrete FT and FFTs

 

Reading 1

Reading 2

 

 

11

11/13/15

PDEs:

Boundary value problems Gauss Seidel method, Initial value problems

 Reading 1

Reading 2

Chapter 8

  Assignment 4 released. Due 12/6

12

11/20/15

1.Random Processes

2. MonteCarlo:

Integration, Simulation and Simulated Annealing

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Reading 

Chapters 8, 9 ,10

 11/23/15 Upload 1 page update on project

13

12/4/15

 No class - work on projects/assignments

 

 

 

14

12/11/15

Final Presentations

 

 

 15 12/18/15 Final Presentations (Final Exam date)