Welcome to the Mathematical and Computational Physics
course web page. This course is offered Fall Semester 2000. Here we will
provide information about the course as well as materials. Both lecture
materials and other background materials will be provided as the course
developes.
Course Meeting Time and Places:
Meeting Date | Lecture Topic | Supporting Materials |
---|---|---|
Aug. 28 | Introduction & Unix I | UNIXhelp for Users Tutorial Material |
Aug. 30 | Unix II | UNIXhelp for Users Tutorial Material |
Sept. 4 | Labor Day-- No Class | Work through Unix help web pages |
Sept. 4 | Taylor expansion of a function; Introduction to Mathematica | Taylor Expansion Notes :Boas, Chap. 1 |
Sept. 6 | Numerical Differentiation | Numerical Differentiation Notes |
Sept. 11 | Numerical Integration I | Numerical Integration Notes |
Sept. 13 | Matrix Algebra I | Boas Chap 4 |
Sept. 18 | Matrix Algebra II | Boas Chap 4 |
Sept. 20 | Eigenvalue Problem | Notes on Eigenvalue Problem |
Sept. 25 | Linear Equation Solvers I | Boas Chap 4 and Mathematica Notebook |
Sept. 27 | Linear Equation Solvers II | Boas Chap 4 and Mathematica Notebook |
Oct. 2 |
Exam I |
Covers all material from beginning through Lin. Eqn. |
Oct. 4 | Complex numbers and functions | Boas Chap 2 |
Oct. 9 | Finding Roots | Notes on Newton's Method |
Oct. 11 | Introduction to Chaos | Logistic Map Notes |
Oct. 16 | Mid-semester break-- No Class | |
Oct. 18 | Differential Equations I | Boas Chap 8 |
Oct. 23 | Differential Equations II | Boas Chap 12 |
Oct. 25 | Differential Equations III | Boas Chap 12 |
Oct. 30 | Numerical Methods for Diff. Eqns. I | Numerical Methods for Differential Equations Notes |
Nov. 1 | Numerical Methods for Diff. Eqns. II | Numerical Methods for Differential Equations Notes |
Nov. 6 | Numerical Methods for Diff. Eqns. III | Numerical Methods for Differential Equations Notes |
Nov. 8 | Exam II | Covers all material since the first exam |
Nov. 13 | Vector Analysis I: scalar & vector product | Notes on Vector Analysis ; Boas Chap 6 |
Nov. 15 | Vector Analysis II: velocity & acceleration in noninertial frames | Notes on Vector Analysis ; Boas Chap 6 |
Nov. 20 | Vector Analysis III: gradient and directional derivative | Notes on Vector Analysis ; Boas Chap 6 |
Nov. 22 | Begin Thanksgiving Holiday-- No Class | |
Nov. 27 | Vector Analysis IV: divergence and Gauss' law | Notes on Vector Analysis ; Boas Chap 6 |
Nov. 29 | Vector Analysis V: line integrals and conservative vector fields | Notes on Vector Analysis ; Boas Chap 6 |
Dec. 4 | Vector Analysis VI: curl and Stokes' theorem | Notes on Vector Analysis ; Boas Chap 6 |
Dec. 6 | Special Topic | TBA |
Dec. 11 | Special Topic | TBA |
Dec. 13 | Special Topic | TBA |
Dec.18-22 | Exam III --day and time TBA | |