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PHYS 361 Computational Physics

Instructor: Dr. Andy Piacsek

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Final project presentations are scheduled for Thursday, June 2, during lab. Refer to the grading rubric as you prepare your presentation. Each group has exactly 10 minutes to give their presentation.
Final project reports are due by 5pm Monday, June 6. The same grading rubric applies.

General Information

Class meets Monday and Wednesday from 2:00-2:50 and Friday from 2:00 to 3:50. All classes meet in Lind 113.

Required text: "Computational Physics (2nd ed.)" by Nicholas Giordano and Hisao Nakanishi (see below for details).

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

Textbooks and Reference Material

Cover of textbookRequired Text
Computational Physics, Second Edition,
Nicholas Giordano and Hisao Nakanishi
Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006
ISBN: 0-13-146990-8
Cover of textbookRequired Text
Matlab: An Introduction with Applications, third edition
Amos Gilat
Wiley, 2008
ISBN: 978-0470108772
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
Cover of textbook

Optional Reference
Introduction to Scientific Programming
Joseph Zachary
Springer Verlag, 1996
ISBN: 0-387-94630-6
Online resources associated with this text

Reference Material (Mathematica tutorial notebooks are based on lectures given by Robert Zimmerman at U. Oregon. Written for version 6.)

External Resources

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