FY8904 - Computational Physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 100/100 A

Course content

Linear algebra, finite difference methods, stochastic methods, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, optimization, linear programming, genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, Fourier methods, wavelet analysis, Monte Carlo methods, molecular dynamics, quantum mechanics, cellular automata.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student will learn a selection of computational methods and how these can be used to solve problems within different fields of physics. Skills and general competence: The student will be able to formulate a strategy to solve a given problem using one or more computational methods, make it concrete through programming and running the program and then critically analyse the obtained result, communicate the result in writing in a format close to the standard used in international physics journals.

Learning methods and activities

The course will be given in English if students on the international master program in physics are attending the course. Evaluation will be based on a final take home exam.

Course materials

Lecture notes in English; Press, Flanery, Teukolsky and Vetterling: Numerical Recipes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TFY4235 7.5 2010-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Work 100/100 A
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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