Instructor: Dr. Andy Piacsek
Reference Materials | External Resources
What's New
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
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Required Text Computational Physics, Second Edition, Nicholas Giordano and Hisao Nakanishi Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006 ISBN: 0-13-146990-8 | |
Required Text Matlab: An Introduction with Applications, third edition Amos Gilat Wiley, 2008 ISBN: 978-0470108772 | |
Online Reference (available through the CWU library only) Fortran 95 Handbook Adams et al, editors MIT Press, 1997 ISBN: 0-262-51096-0 | |
Optional Reference Mathematica for Physics, Second Edition, Robert Zimmerman and Fredrick Olness Addison Wesley, 2002 ISBN: 0-8053-8700-5 | |
Optional Reference |
Reference Material (Mathematica tutorial notebooks are based on lectures given by Robert Zimmerman at U. Oregon. Written for version 6.)
- Introduction
- Mathematica Tutorial #1
- Mathematica Tutorial #2
- Mathematica Tutorial #3
- The Decay Problem (nb)
- Intro to Runge-Kutta
- Motion with Drag
- Projectile Motion
External Resources
- Numerical Integration Applet
- Mathematica Support
- Mathematica for Physics Files
- Mathematica Course Files
- Intro to Matlab
- Matlab Tutorials
- Matlab Exercises
- Numerical Recipes Homepage
- C Tutorial Online (Drexel)
- FORTRAN 95 Handbook Online
- FORTRAN 90 Online Tutorial
- Gfortran Online Reference
- Giordano Text Home
- U Texas Course Site
- Oregon State Video Lectures
- Ohio State Course Site
- NYU Course Site
- Drexel Course Site
- MSU Course Site
- Tao Pang Text Supplement