PHYS 542: Numerical Methods in
Applications of Physics
for data analysis and computation in physics
Winter Quarter, 2017
T-Th 7:00-8:50 pm
A110 Physics Astronomy Building, or online via Adobe Connect
Instructor: R. Jeffrey Wilkes
Professor, Department of Physics
B303 PAB, +1 (206) 543-4232
TA: Jackie Corbitt
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)
Recommended: Numerical Recipes Source Code CD,
Graduate status, or get permission of instructor by email.
Familiar with elements of calculus, linear algebra and complex
Familiarity with a programming language (e.g., python, C++,
basic, fortran) or programming environment (Matlab, Mathcad,
Mathematica) is helpful, but not required
You may attend class
in person, or online via Adobe Connect (see link below).
In-person attendance is preferred but not required.
Last update: 1/24/17
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Syllabus and Calendar
- Course advertisement
- Class information
- Term Paper information Note: new
option, presentation in class instead of paper or website
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Slides Lecture slides
Reserve Book List
Homework (not to be handed in,
solutions will be posted with next assignment) (2 more
assignments posted 1/24)
intgdemo.f - code for intgdemo
program discussed in class. See 1/17 lecture notes for info.
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Class will be NOT be held if UW is officially closed.
Perpetually under construction
- additional material will be added - revisit frequently.
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