* COS 323 (QR)
Computing for the Physical and Social Sciences
Principles of scientific computation, driven by current applications in biology, physics, economics, engineering, etc. Topics include: simulation, integration of ordinary and partial differential equations, iterative optimization algorithms, stability and accuracy issues. Students will pursue projects in a variety of fields, writing their own computer programs and also using higher-level tools such as Matlab.
Sample reading list:
W.H. Press et al., Numerical Recipes in C
E. Fermi, J. Pasta, and S. Ulam, Studies of Nonlinear Problems
Michael T. Heath, Scientific Computing, an Introductory Survey (2nd ed.)
About a chapter of background reading, approximately four to six hours on the current programming project.
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Programming Assignments - 50%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
COS 126 or equivalent and MAT 104..
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