PHY201 - Physics Computations II (Fall 2006)
All course materials and worksheets will appear here
Prof. Phil Duxbury - BPS4260, firstname.lastname@example.org
This one credit course is the second of
three such courses (PHY102, PHY201, PHY301)
designed to introduce undergraduate
students to computer programming tools useful in solving
PHY102 emphasizes the use of Mathematica,
PHY201 concentrates on Fortran 90,
PHY301 focuses on C++/C.
Mathematica will continue to be used from time to time.
75% will come from your solution to the weekly worksheets. For each
worksheet which is not completed your grade is reduced by 0.5. If you
complete all the worksheets but do not do the lab. exam, you get a 3.0 grade.
25% will come from a one hour practical (lab) exam at the end of the semester.
This exam will be held in the last week of semester
during your regular
lab. time. In the exam you will be asked to
write simple Fortran code and to use Mathematica. Nothing new will be
introduced. You will need to know how to use the online help facilities.
Classes are in BPS1240
Lab. Time 1-3 Thursday
Worksheet 1 - due 8th Sept. at 5pm.
Worksheet 2 - due 15th Sept. at 5pm.
Worksheet 3 - due 29th Sept. at 5pm.
Worksheet 4 - due 20th Oct. at 5pm.
Worksheet 5 - due Dec. 1 at 5pm.
Here is a
summary of Fortran 90 which we shall refer to during the course. It comes from the
Here is a list of
useful unix commands and an introduction to
Linux Computing in BPS1240.
"An introduction to Fortran 90 for scientific computing", by James M. Ortega.
A more advanced book is
"Fortran 90/95 explained" second edition. by Michael Metcalf and
John Reid. Oxford University Press, 1999.
A nice online book containing Fortran 77, Fortran 90 and C++ codes for
a wide range of useful procedures is
Numerical recipes online . You will need to read some sections of this book during the