ZO:R. Zimmerman and F. Olness, Mathematica for Physics, Springer, Second Edition 2001.

Y: D. Yevick, Computational Physics and Object-Oriented Programing with C++, Cambridge 2005.

NB: J.Newman, Monte Carlo Methods in Statistical Physics, Oxford University Press, 1999.

NR: W. Press, S. Teukolsky, W. Vetterling and B. Flannery, Numerical Recipes in C++, Cambridge, 2003.

Week |
Assignement |

1 |
Getting
started with Mathematica |

2 |
Simple
Dynamical Systems |

3 |
Probability,ODE |

4 |
Classical
Mechanics |

5 |
Individual
Projects in CM |

6 |
Individual
Projects in CM II |

7 |
Electrostatic relaxation (see
notes given in class) |

8 |
The
quantum double-well doubly well (S. Coleman's pun) and others |

9 and 10 |
Getting
started with C++ |

11 and 12 |
The
Ising Model |

13-15 |
Individual projects in C++;
written istructions have been given in class. Students need to get
approval for the topic of the project: Final: written note with basic equations + code , either for the CM or the c++ individual project. I should receive it before 12/19/05. |

Available notebooks: translation
on the circle, linear
motion on a torus, Arnold's
cat map, Euler
algorithm,

simple
pendulum, double
pendulum