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PHYS 361 Computational Physics

Spring Quarter, 2015

Instructor: Dr. Andy Piacsek

Reference Materials | External Resources

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General Information

Class meets Monday and Wednesday from 1:00-1:50 in Lind 204 and Friday from 1:00 to 3:50 in Lind 113.

Required text: "MATLAB: An Introduction with Applications (5th ed.)" by Amos Gilat.

Homework policy: You may work together to figure things out and share ideas, but each student must prepare their own Mathematica notebook or Matlab files with detailed comments.

Textbooks and Reference Material

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Required Text
Computational Physics, Second Edition,
Nicholas Giordano and Hisao Nakanishi
Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006
ISBN: 0-13-146990-8  **out of print**

chapters from first edition available on Canvas

Cover of textbookRequired Text
Matlab: An Introduction with Applications, fifth edition
Amos Gilat
Wiley, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-118-80200-7
Cover of textbookOnline Reference (available through the CWU library only)
Fortran 95 Handbook
Adams et al, editors
MIT Press, 1997
ISBN: 0-262-51096-0
Cover of textbookOptional Reference
Mathematica for Physics, Second Edition,
Robert Zimmerman and Fredrick Olness
Addison Wesley, 2002
ISBN: 0-8053-8700-5
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Optional Reference
Introduction to Scientific Programming
Joseph Zachary
Springer Verlag, 1996
ISBN: 0-387-94630-6
Online resources associated with this text

Powerpoint slides (subject to revision)

External Resources

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