PHYS 4480

PHYS 4480

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Covers numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations, linear algebra and eigenvalue problems, integration, nonlinear equations, optimization, and fast Fourier transforms. Find out how and why the "black-box" numerical routines you use work, how to improve and generalize them, and how to fix them when they don't. Based on the text Numerical Recipes by William H. Press, Saul A. Teukolsky, William T. Vetterling, and Brian P. Flannery.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (PBS)

Comments Co-meets with ASTRO 7690/PHYS 7680. Assumes familiarity with standard mathematical methods for physical sciences and engineering (differential equations, Fourier transforms, and linear algebra) and with some form of computer programming (e.g., C++, Octave, Mathematica, or Python).

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASTRO 7690PHYS 7680

  • 3 Credits Sat/UnSat

  •  5562PHYS 4480  LEC 001