Physics 430

PHYSICS 430 - Summer 2016

 **** COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS ****

(PDE’s USING MATLAB)


CLASS: Tu Th 8:00 - 10:50 AM N212 ESC

INSTRUCTOR: Manuel Berrondo

OFFICE: N149 ESC 2-4635

OFFICE HOURS: Tu Th 11 AM – 12 M

TAs: Katrina Pedersen

TEXTBOOK: "Physics 430 – Laboratory Manual" 

§ Ross S. Spencer

§ BYU Academic Publishing

GRADES: Labs (60%), take-home problem (20%), and final (20%)

READING ASSIGNMENT: It is VERY IMPORTANT that you spend ½ hour reading each lab

BEFORE coming to class. Otherwise you WILL fall behind!

MIDTERM PROBLEM: Midterm due Th 08/11 midnight

FINAL EXAM: Final due Th 08/11 midnight

COME TO CLASS!!! Experience has shown that if you don’t, you will most probably do poorly in this class.


Schedule of Labs


Dates

Labs

T 06/21

1. Grids and Numerical Derivatives

R 06/23

2. Differential Equations with B.C.

T 06/28

3. Wave Equation (steady state and resonance)

R 06/30

4. Hanging Chain and Quantum Bound States

T 07/05

5. Animating the Wave Equation

R 07/07

6. Staggered Leapfrog in 2-d

Checkpoint 1 and take-home Midterm

T 07/12

7. Diffusion (or Heat) Equation

R 07/14

8. Implicit Methods

T 07/19

9. Schrodinger’s Equation

R 07/21

10.Poisson’s Equation I

T 07/26

11. Poisson’s Equation II

R 07/28

12. Gas Dynamics I

Checkpoint 2

T 08/02

13. Gas Dynamics II

R 08/04

14. Solitons