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Computational Physics: Algorithms and Clusters

PHYS 340
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Certificates: Informatics and Modeling

The aim of this course is to introduce students to both numerical techniques and the computer hardware and software used in modern computational physics. In the first part of the course, we will learn how to work with computers running the Linux operating system and how they can be linked together to make a Beowulf cluster. The majority of material in the course will focus on the most important numerical techniques that we will implement in weekly exercises. A functional knowledge of Linux/Unix is preferred but not required. This course is also a part of the Certificate in Informatics and Modeling program.

Essential Capabilities: Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
Logical and quantitative reasoning are employed to construct and numerically evaluate models of our world.
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PHYS
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: (MATH222 AND PHYS213)
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(DATA-MN)(PHYS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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