Programming help & tutorials, Friday 1:30-2:30 PM, in CAS 327

Office hours: Wednesday 11 AM - noon, Thursday 2 - 3 PM, in SCI 450A

This course provides an introduction to some of the most widely used methods of computational physics, including numerical solutions of differential equations (initial and boundary value prob- lems) in classical and quantum mechanics, Monte Carlo simulations, and numerical diagonalization of quantum many-body Hamiltonians. In addition to giving the students a basic working knowledge of these particular techniques, the goal is to make them comfortable with scientific computing in general, so that they will be prepared to tackle also other computational problem that they may encounter in the future. The Fortran 90 programming language will be used. The full syllabus is available here. |

- No class Thurs. Oct. 27 (instructor traveling). Makeup lecture
Friday, November 4, 1:15 - 2:45 PM. |

1) Introduction to the Fortran 90 programming language Lecture slides: [Sep 6] [Sep 8] [Sep 13] [Sep 15] |

2) Numerical integration and Monte Carlo sampling Lecture slides: [Sep 20] [Sep 22] |

3) Solving classical equations of motion Lecture slides: [Sep 27] [Sep 29] [Oct 04] [Oct 06(animation)] |

4) Solving the Schrodinger equation Lecture slides: [Oct 6] [Oct 13 (anim1, anim2, anim3, anim4, anim5, anim6)] [Oct 18] [Oct 20] |

1) Due: Tuesday, September 27 |

2) Due: Tuesday, October 4 |

3) Due: Thursday, October 13 |

4) Due: Tuesday, October 25 |

5) Due: Tuesday, November 8 |

Tutorial by C. K. Shene, Michigan Technological University |

List of intrinsic functions in Fortran 90 |

User's guide for Xmgrace graphing program |

2D color intensity plot program |

Simple line-fitting program |

Tutorial on the PostScript language |

File conversion and animation with ImageMagick |