Universität Wien FIND

260003 VO Computational Physics I: Basics (2018W)

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: German

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 04.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Tuesday 09.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 11.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 16.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 18.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 23.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 25.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 30.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 06.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 08.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 13.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 15.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 20.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 22.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 27.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 29.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 04.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 06.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 11.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 13.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 08.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 10.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 15.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 17.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 22.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 24.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 29.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In one of the major paradigm shifts in physics in the past half century, Computational Physics, the application of purely computer-based methods to the solution of physical problems, has established itself as an independent "third methodology", in addition to the conventional approaches, Experimental and Theoretical Physics. Like its sister disciplines, Computational Physics is a method, rather than a specific subfield of physics, and thus is not limited to any particular area: Applications range from tests of approximate theoretical methods (by providing numerically exact results for well-chosen model systems) to replacement/extension of laboratory experiments to extreme space and time scales or physical conditions. Thanks to the continuous increase in computer power, more and more sophisticated physical models may be simulated in detail and their properties investigated at will.
The first part of this two-semester course, which aims at depth rather than breadth, offers an introduction to the following topics:
(Fast) Fourier Transform
Finite Difference Equations
Partial Differential Equations
Solution of Large Systems of Equations
Finite Elements
Monte Carlo Methods.
Part two, to be held in the spring term, is devoted to simulation techniques. Since the emphasis of the course is on providing practical knowledge, all algorithms are explained in detail and illustrated by sample programs, so that students may readily extend them or write their own code if they wish to. For the same reason, the accompanying problem class is considered an integral part of the course.
Computational Physics I and II are suggested as a basis for the Computational Physics Laboratory.
Prerequisites: Scientific Computing or equivalent, introductory calculus and linear algebra, good programming skills.

Assessment and permitted materials

Die Leistungskontrolle erfolgt über eine schriftliche Prüfung über den gesamten Vorlesungsstoff.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Um eine positive Benotng zu erhalten, ist es notwendig bei der Prüfung mindestens 50% der maximal möglichen Punktezahl zu erreichen.

Examination topics

Fourier-Transformation, Differenzengleichungen, partielle Differentialgleichungen, Lösung großer Gleichungssysteme, Monte Carlo-Verfahren

Reading list

Das Skriptum zur Vorlesung steht auf der Moodle-Seite der Vorlesung zum Download bereit.

Association in the course directory

MF 1, MaG 7, LA-Ph212(5), UF MA PHYS 01a, UF MA PHYS 01b, M-ERG

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