PHYS 420: Computational Physics

3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MATH 366, PHYS 350, PHYS 411, CSCI 251
With the increase in computing power and development of algorithms, computational methods are routinely used to solve physics problems where analytical solutions do not exist. This course employs such methods to problems from classical mechanics, electromagnetism and statistical mechanics, including projectile motion, planetary dynamics, oscillatory motion and chaos, electrostatics, magnetostatics, waves, random systems, and phase transitions.