Introduction to Simulation and Modeling

In this course students will learn computer programming skills applicable to the simulation and modeling of physical systems. The course will introduce basic numerical methods used across the sciences, and will develop computational strategies for modeling systems that can range from traffic jams to planets orbiting a star. Students will work through different modules at their own pace and under the close supervision of the course instructor. No prior programming experience is required.

Units: 0.5

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or co-requisite - PHYS 107, or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Burkhardt (Fall), Hu (Spring)

Distribution Requirements: MM - Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving

Typical Periods Offered: Fall and Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring; Fall

Notes: Mandatory Credit/Non Credit.