**Course Description:**- Physics 2200 (Computational Physics)
provides a basic introduction to numerical and mathematical methods
required for the solution of physics problems, to elements of
programming, and to operating sytems used for research.
**Course Goals**- Learn methods to solve physical problems numerically
- Understand the advantages and limitations of common numerical techniques
- Practice writing flexible, efficient, and practical code

**Lectures:**- MoWeFr 12:00 -- 12:50 PM in M407, Math Building
**Computer Lab:**- Physics Computer Lab P122, Tu 6pm-8pm and We 1pm-3pm
**Course Webpage:**`http://www.phys.uconn.edu/phys2200/`**Instructor:**- Michael Rozman
email: rozman@phys.uconn.edu phone: 860 486 5827 office: P327, Physics Building office hours: Tu 6pm-8pm and We 1pm-3pm as well as by arraingement **Course Assistant:**- Michael Winder
email: winder@phys.uconn.edu office: P208, Physics Building computer lab hours: Tu 6pm-8pm and We 1pm-3pm **Textbook:**-
- Nicholas J. Giordano, Hisao Nakanishi,
*Computational Physics*, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2006

- Nicholas J. Giordano, Hisao Nakanishi,
**Other books (not required):**-
- Jason Sanders, Edward Kandrot,
*CUDA by Example*, Addison-Wesley, 2011 - Peter S. Pacheco,
*Parallel Programming*, Elsevier, 2011

- Jason Sanders, Edward Kandrot,
**Communications:**- Email to rozman@phys.uconn.edu is the preferred
method to contact the instructor.
*Please include the tag ``[phys2200]'' (without quotes, no spaces) in the subject of your email*, e.g. ``[phys2200] midterm II project''. **Homework:**- Weekly homework assignments
**Honors conversion:**- Students interested in honors conversion
should contact the instructor during
*the first week of classes*. **Exams:**- Two lecture-hour midterm exams and a
*cumulative*final exam **Grading scheme:**The course grade will be calculated using the following scheme.

Homework 40% Project 10% Midterms 30% Final exam 20%