Physics 2200

**Computational Physics**

Fall semester 2013

**Syllabus**

Fall semester 2013

**Course Description:**- Physics 2200
*Computational Physics*provides an introduction to the following topics:- numerical and mathematical methods for physics
- programming and programming languages
- analysis of algorithms and computer science
- operating systems used for research

**Course Goals:**-
- To learn methods of solving physics problems numerically
- To understand the advantages and limitations of common numerical techniques
- Practice writing flexible, efficient, and practical code
- Get acquainted with software development tools and systems

**Lectures:**- MoWeFr 12:20 — 13:10 PM in M407, Math Building
**Computer Lab:**- Physics Computer Lab P122, time TBA
**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: TBA and by arrangement **Textbook:**- No required textbook (handouts will be provided)
**Emails:**- 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 midterm exams and midterm projects and a take-home final project
**Grades:**Physics 2200 draws students with very different background in physics, mathematics, and programming. For the purpose of grading what matters in this course is where you, in Week 13, end up relative to yourself in Week 1. Efforts, motivation, and upward trending do not go unnoticed; so does a lack of any efforts and progress.

Final grades will be determined with the help of the following weights.

Homework 40% Midterms 30% Final project 30%

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