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260018 VO Scientific Computing (2009S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

Vorbesprechung: Di 3.3.2009, 15:00 -16:30, HS 1, Physik "Ludwig Boltzmann", Strudlhofgasse 4, EG, 1090 Wien


Language: German

Examination dates



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course deals with basic methods of scientific computing, leaning towards applications in theoretical physics.

Scientific Computing is an interdisciplinary field of study, situated bewteen numerical analysis, computer science and natural science. Nowadays, numerical simulations are used to conduct expensive or practically impossible experiments in
complex mathematical models of a given physical system. The insights obtained by the simulations may, in turn, suggest new directions for theory.

In the course of the lecture, the following topics will be discussed using simple numerical algorithms. In the excercises
these algorithms will be applied to examples, implemented and visualized:
" Visualization
" Interpolation
" Numerical Differentiation
" Numerical Integration
" Solution of Nonlinear Equations
" Fitting
" Ordinary Differential Equations
" Partial Differential Equations
" Linear Systems of Equations
" Eigenvalueproblems
" Monte-Carlo Simulation

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The students acquire methods for the numerical analysis and the solution of problems in physics. Understanding of the course.

Examination topics

Corresponding to the type of the course.

Reading list

Wird in der Lehrveranstaltung bekanntgegeben.

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