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    Appalachian State University
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

PHY 5020 - Computational Methods in Physics and Engineering (3)

When Offered: Fall
A course designed to introduce the student to modern techniques and algorithms in computational physics, involving solutions of real physical systems using techniques from interpolation, optimization, non-linear least squares, the numerical integration of ordinary and partial differential equations, Monte Carlo methods, Fourier analysis and stability analysis. Applications of these techniques will be selected from the areas of mechanics, optics, modern physics, astrophysics, engineering, signal processing, and electromagnetism. Graduate students will, in addition to the lab, carry out a major computational project which will address an important or relevant problem in physics, astrophysics or engineering. Programming will be carried out in a computer language such as ‘C’ or Fortran.
Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with PHY 4020.]