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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 351 - Computational Methods in Physics (3 credits)

(Prereq: PHYS 212  or PHYS 214 ) This course introduces students to the computational tools that physicists routinely use to analyze and to codify the foundational principles of physics. By the end of the semester a student completing this course is able to perform order-of-magnitude calculations; design and write computer programs that simulate physical systems described by multiple variables; and analyze a set of noisy data. The communication and synthesis of scientific knowledge is highlighted throughout the course via formal written reports that describe the theoretical analysis of a physical system. F.