Computational Physics Lab 1

Computational Physics Lab 1
Introduction to numerical and symbolic computation and graphical analysis using a symbolic mathematics program. Applications to mechanics, optics, and special relativity.
 Hours1.0 Credit, 0.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMATH 113 & PHSCS 121 & PHSCS 123; Phscs 220 or concurrent enrollment. Math 302 or 313 or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining PHSCS 230
Course Outcomes

Mathematical Basics

Demonstrate the ability to apply calculus, linear algebra, and complex analysis to solve undergraduate-level physics problems.


Demonstrate the ability to use programming constructs such as looping, conditional execution, and iteration to solve physics problems.

Solve Equations

Solve equations, including systems of equation, related to physical phenomena both symbolically and numerically.

Develop Insight

Demonstrate the ability to visualize, analyze, and interpret equations, data, and physical models.