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PHY494 — Topic: Computational Methods in Physics

PHY494 — Topic: Computational Methods in Physics

The course provides an introduction to using the computer as a tool to solve problems in physics. Students will learn to analyze problems, select appropriate numerical algorithms, implement them using Python, a programming language widely used in scientific computing, and critically evaluate their numerical results. Problems will be drawn from diverse areas of physics.

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PHY315 — Quantum Physics II

PHY315 — Quantum Physics II

PHY 315 is the second semester of the quantum physics sequence for physics majors. The goal of the course is to give you a quantitative understanding of the quantum mechanical behavior of a single particle and of many particles at the atomic scale. Together with an introduction to the theory of special relativity you will acquire core ideas and concepts of modern physics that offer a fundamentally different view of the world than classical physics.

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PHY494/PHY598/CHM598 — Simulation approaches to Bio- and Nanophysics

PHY494/PHY598/CHM598 — Simulation approaches to Bio- and Nanophysics

The course will teach you the theoretical background on how to simulate systems at the atomic scale (e.g. using molecular dynamics), you will learn to program some of the fundamental algorithms, and you will be using state-of-the art software to run simulations of problems in areas of active research. The focus is on bio/nanophysics but there’s room to accommodate individual interests. The course will be half lecture, half hands-on work in a computer lab.

Note that this course is currently not scheduled. It ran the last time in Spring 2013.

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