College Bulletin 2022-2023 
    Mar 03, 2024  
College Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 064. Techniques for Scientific Computation

An introduction to techniques in scientific computing used to visualize and analyze data such as plotting, curve fitting, solving equations, image analysis, monte carlo and numerical integration.  Students will write programs in Python using commonly available scientific libraries.
This is a 0.5-credit course with priority given to majors in physics, astrophysics, or astronomy. There are no prerequisites although for most students it will build on the lab experience in Physics 7. It is open to first-year students, though expected to be typically taken concurrently with Physics 8 by second-year majors.

Prerequisite: None
0.5 credit.
Spring 2023. Jacobs and Rivera
Spring 2024. Jacobs and Rivera
Spring 2025. Jacobs and Rivera
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
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