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PHYS 234.00 Computer Simulations in Complex Physical Systems 6 credits

Open: Size: 24, Registered: 22, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 027

Synonym: 61901

Barry Costanzi

The development of techniques to study complex physical systems from a probabilistic and numerical standpoint using Mathematica. Subject material is applicable to all the sciences and mathematics. Some topics considered are random walks, percolation clusters, avalanches, traffic flow, the spread of forest fires and diseases, and a brief introduction to Bayesian statistics. No Mathematica skills are assumed.

Prerequisite: Physics 131, 143, or 144, or instructor permission

PHYS 400.02 Integrative Exercise 3-6 credits, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 4, Registered: 1, Waitlist: 0

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Synonym: 61909

Barry Costanzi

An extensive study of a specific topic in physics, culminating in a 60-minute presentation during winter or spring term and a 7500 word paper. Students may arrange to complete the bulk of their work during winter or spring term (Physics 400, 6 credits), or divide their effort between terms (Physics 400, winter, 3 credits; Physics 400, spring, 3 credits).

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