2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

PHYC 536 Computational Physics

Introduction to computational methods in physics, with an emphasis on application and on developing tools for implementing realistic computer simulations and interpretation of the data. These topics will include numerical integration, function fitting and minimization, realistic simulation of projectile motion and many-body systems, stochastic mechanics, wave motion, and molecular dynamics. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson or the instructor; some prior programming experience at level of CS 120 is preferred.