NM1: Numerical Methods 1

NM1 Module title:  Numerical Methods 1 (NM1)
Module convenors:  Dr. Frazer Pearce (Nottingham) and Dr. Mike Swift (Nottingham)
(Nottingam module code: F35AD2)

This is a module designed to introduce both a variety of numerical methods that are widely used in scientific research and good simulation technique. There will be seven lectures outlining the key ideas and techniques, and a practical project in order to gain experience at implementing one of these techniques.

Syllabus:
  1. Introduction to scientific programming (Dr. Pearce)
  2. Collisionless methods (Dr. Pearce)
  3. Hydrodynamical methods (Dr. Pearce)
  4. Monte-Carlo Simulations (Dr. Swift)
  5. Stochastic Simulation Methods (Dr. Swift)
  6. Initial Conditions (Dr. Pearce)
  7. Simulation Technique (Dr. Pearce)
Assessment: Write a numerical routine that accurately solves Burrau's problem. A plot of the trajectories together with a discussion of the errors and a copy of your code should be emailed to Dr. Frazer Pearce (B103, CCAPT, Physics).

Duration: 
2hs
Starts: 
12/10/2007 - 11:30