Spring 2017
PHY
380 Introduction to Computational Physics
Introduction to Open Source
Physics and Java.
Simulating Particle Motion.
Oscillatory Systems.
FewBody Problems: The Motion of the Planets.
The Chaotic Motion of Dynamical Systems.
Random Walks and Chemical Reactions.
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Many Particle Systems.
Normal Modes and Waves.
Electrodynamics.
Monte Carlo Simulation of Thermal Systems.
Quantum Systems.
Fractals. Selforganized Critical Phenomena. Neural Networks.
Textbook: H. Gould, J.
Tobochnik, and W. Christian, "Computer Simulation
Methods, Applications to Physical Systems" third edition
The lecture notes and homework for this course are available
through Course Site
