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68416 Computational Physics

6cp; 4hpw
Requisite(s): 33360 Mathematics for Physical Science OR 68038 Advanced Mathematics and Physics
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.

Description

This subject introduces the key elements of computational physics such as methods for solving physical problems numerically and the use of computers for simulating the dynamics of large or complex systems. Depending on selected project topics, numerical techniques including matrix manipulation, iterative optimisation and differential equation solvers may be introduced. These are developed and applied to selected problems in areas such as quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, electrodynamics and molecular dynamics. Project work allows students to explore advanced simulations and further develop analysis and visualisation of results.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus


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