|Text:||Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods (2nd ed), by Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik, (Addison-Wesley, 1996).|
|Required:||TrueBasic (Purchase or make due with free demo version).|
|Class:||Individually, once a week, or by appointment.|
|Grading:||Weekly Reading and Exercises (50%), Term Project (50%).|
Exercises: (find programs here)
|Week 1:||Read Chaps. 1-2.|
|Week 2:||Do Prob. 2.3 (assume r=0.04, Tab. 2.2 is wrong!) and 2.6, read Chaps. 3-4.|
|Week 3:||Simple: Do Prob. 3.3 by modifying drag and using "output to file" from Appendix 3B (see also Sec. 5.4).|
|Harder (start early!): Do Project 4.3 by modifying planet2. (All initial conditions given in the problem are indeed correct as given!)|
|Read Chap. 5.|
|Week 4:||Finish Project 4.3, parts a-c.|
|Week 5:||Problem 5.2, parts a-h. Read all of Chap. 6.|
|Week 6:||Problems 6.3, 6.4 (a-d), and 6.15. Here is a sample plot for 6.15. Remember to write up your results in a formatted report!|
|Week 7:||Finish problem 6.15; read Chap. 7; do problem 7.6 (note: there is an elegant RECURSIVE routine for part f!).|
|Week 8:||Finish reading Chap. 7; do problem 7.16a and your share of 7.11,12, or 13.|
|Week 9:||Read Chap. 11; start problem 11.14.
Important: By April 1 select one "Project" from the book (Chap. 8 onward) for your term-paper. (If you have problems picking one, come and see me.) Project papers will be due last day of classes, and we will have a presentation session (instead of a final), where each student gives a talk on his/her results for 30min.
|Week 10:||Finish problem 11.14, read Chap. 13; start problem 13.5.|
|Week 11:||Finish problem 13.5, start problem 13.9.
Make appointment to discuss your project!
|Week 12:||Finish problem 13.9, read Chap. 14 (Sec. 1-2 only!); start problems 14.1 and 14.4.|
|Week 13:||Finish problems 14.1 and 14.4.|
|Questions?||Send e-mail here.|
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