# Computational physics

## Term

Winter 2006/2007 (the term Sommer 2011 can be found here)

## Outline

- Introduction
- Programming
- Differentiation, integration, finding roots
- Linear equations, matrices, eigensystems
- Ordinary differential equations
- Partial differential equations
- Fourier transformation
- Monte Carlo methods
- Statistical analysis and data modeling

## Schedule

The exercises will take place at the following times:

- Wednesday, 15:20 - 17:55 (starting October 18, 2006)
- Thursday, 12:35 - 15:10 (starting October 19, 2006)
- Friday, 08:00 - 10:35 (starting October 20, 2006)
- Tuesday, 09:50 - 12:25 (starting October 24, 2006)
- Tuesday, 13:30 - 16:05 (starting October 24, 2006)

## Exercises

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- Exercise1 (October 18/19/20/24)
- Exercise2 (October 25/26/27/31)
- Exercise3 (November 1/2/3/7) and a partial sample solution
- Exercise4 (November 8/9/10/14)
- Exercise5 (November 15/16/17/21)
- Exercise6 (November 22/23/24/28)
- Exercise7 (November 29/30/December 1/5)
- Exercise8 (December 6/7/8/12)
- Exercise9 (December 13/14/15/19)
- Exercise10 (December 20/21/22/January 9)
- Exercise11 (January 10/11/12/16)
- Project work, part 1 (January 17/18/19/23)
- Project work, part 2 (January 24/25/26/30)
- Project work, part 3 (January 31/February 1/2/6)
- Project presentation (February 7/8/9/13)

## Credit points

To get the five credit points for this lecture (or a general certificate), a project in the area of computational physics will have to be carried out and presented. There will be several different projects offered, their description will be online on January 17, 2007.

## Project demonstration

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To give you some idea about the projects, there is a project demonstration available, which can be treated on a voluntary basis. Note that treating this project demonstration will not be sufficient to get the credit points!

## Projects

*(access restricted)*

## Recommended reading

- J.M. Thijssen,
*Computational Physics*, Cambridge University Press (1999) - W.H. Press
*et al.*,*Numerical Recipes*, Cambridge University Press (1992) - M. Galassi
*et al.*,*GNU Scientfic Library Reference Manual*, Network Theory (2005) - S. Wolfram,
*Mathematica*, Wolfram Media (2004) - There exist several lecture notes, such as
*Introduction to Computational Physics*by R. Kühn (Universität Heidelberg) or*Computerphysik*(in German) by V. Hohmann (Universität Oldenburg), which are freely available on the net.