Prerequisites: 62:181 and 62:191 with "C+" or better grade. 62:160 or 62:161 recommended.
This is an introductory course in modern tools and techniques in computational physics. Students will be expected to have some background in computing or to quickly develop such expertise. Emphasis will be placed on the application of programming techniques in physical problems. Topics covered will include mathematical programming tools, applications of scientific computing languages, use of graphics packages, solution of linear systems of equations, numerical integration and differentiation, and Monte Carlo methods.
3 lecture hours per term, one term
Transfer Equivalents: Look up 74:281 in the BU Course Transfer Database.