PHYS 542: Numerical Methods in Applications of Physics

Numerical methods for data analysis and computation in physics

Winter Quarter, 2017
T-Th 7:00-8:50 pm
Tuesdays: A110 Physics Astronomy Building
Thursdays: online session (or in-person, go to B305 Physics Astronomy Building)

Instructor: R. Jeffrey Wilkes
Professor, Department of Physics, B303 PAB, +1 (206) 543-4232

4 credits 
Professional MS program and GNM students: register in Section A, #156741, using form sent by UW-PCE.
All other students: register in Section B, SLN
19215, via MyUW

Required text: Numerical Recipes: The Art Of Scientific Computing, W. Press et al, Cambridge, 2007. Earlier editions (1992 or later) are OK also. Any flavor, C, C++ or Fortran. (C++ recommended, can be used with MATLAB)
Numerical Recipes Source Code CD, Cambridge, 2007;

Graduate status, or get permission of instructor by email.
Familiar with elements of calculus, linear algebra and complex variables.
Familiarity with a programming language (e.g., python, C++, basic, fortran) or programming environment (Matlab, Mathcad, Mathematica) is helpful, but not required.

Last update: 11/15/2016
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