Therefore, it will also serve as a complementary condensed matter course.
The course will be mostly based on this book: Not all topics will be included in the book.
The fundamental advantage of using computers in physics is the ability to treat systems that cannot be solved analytically.
In the usual situation we can gain insight on the physics of a problem studying soluble models, or limits of a problem that can be treated exactly.
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About the Subject Matter This upper-division text surveys most modern computational physics subjects from a computational science point of view that emphasises how mathematics and computer science as well physics are used together to solve problems.Then there are exercises and problems at the end of each chapter for the reader to work on their own (with model programs given for that purpose). Landau is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Oregon State University in Corvallis.He has been teaching courses in computational physics for over 25 years, was a founder of the Computational Physics Degree Program and the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering, and has been using computers in theoretical physics research ever since graduate school.This upper-division text provides an unusually broad survey of the topics of modern computational physics from a multidisciplinary, computational science point of view.Its philosophy is rooted in learning by doing (assisted by many model programs), with new scientific materials as well as with the Python programming language.Some movies created by simulations are encapsulated into the text in order to produce live figures.Furthermore, the equations in the e Text are in Math ML, and so can be imported into symbolic manipulation systems such as Maple and Mathematica.Python has become very popular, particularly for physics education and large scientific projects.It is probably the easiest programming language to learn for beginners, yet is also used for mainstream scientific computing, and has packages for excellent graphics and even symbolic manipulations.He and Professor Landau have conducted pioneering computational investigations in the interactions of mesons and nucleons with nuclei. Bordeianu teaches Physics and Computer Science at the Military College "? He has over twenty years of experience in developing educational software for high school and university curricula.He is winner of the 2008 Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Science Award by the US Department of Energy and the Krell Institute.