Chris Morling - morlingc@pilot.msu.edu

### Course Outline

This is the first in a series of three one credit classes in
physics computations(PHY102,
* PHY201 *,
* PHY301 *).
The objective of these courses is to
give students a sound knowledge of the important computational
techniques and tools used in physics. PHY102 concentrates
on Mathematica. This is a powerful general purpose program to
do algebraic and numerical calculations, graphics and animation
for a variety of mathematics and physics problems.

During PHY102 you will apply Mathematica
to physics problems drawn from material
covered in PHY183 and/or PHY193H during the same week of class.
In addition to the algebraically solvable problems typically
assigned in courses, you will also solve more complex problems
numerically. Examples include the non-linear pendulum, motion
in a gravitational field and chaos in simple maps.
A weekly worksheet forms the core of the course.

### Lab. Schedule - Room 346 Giltner Hall

** Tuesday: 7-10pm.**

* TA: *: Chris Morling

* Students:*Anthony, Carrick, Lockwitz, Poxson, Sliwka, Wells(?),
Ziehmer

** Thursday 11:30am - 2:30pm **

* TA:* Chris Morling

* Students:* Carroll, Green, Jones, Kneisel, Rittersdorf, Young

** Thursday: 7pm-10pm. **

* TA: * Chris Morling

* Students: * Brinkman, Butts, Doemer, Huberts, Klaes, Pelligrini
Pergande(?)

You should set aside at least 2 hours per week to work
through the weekly worksheet.

### Course Assessment