PHYS 442 Computational Physics and Engineering

Numerical and computational techniques for solving a wide variety of problems in physics and engineering. Various methods for solving ordinary and partial differential equations describing mechanical oscillators (both periodic and chaotic), electrical and magnetic fields, and quantum mechanical wave functions will be explored. Students will be introduced to MATLAB, and some projects will be run in EXCEL. Familiarity with the physical systems involved is not a prerequisite. If time permits, Monte-Carlo methods will also be explored.




MATH 223 and PHYS 230


Offered on occasion