Sciences and Mathematics

Introduction to Computational Physics

Physics 350

Computer techniques and methods to solve physical problems are taught. Students will be introduced to UNIX based cluster computing using FORTRAN or C++ and MPI. These tools will be employed in the study of standard computational techniques such as solutions of ordinary differential equations, Monte Carlo simulations, molecular simulations (density functional theory), Bayesian analysis and Stochastic processes. Examples chosen will reflect the student’s background and interests.