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Colgate University    
2017-2018 University Catalogue 
  
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalogue

PHYS 451 - Computational Mechanics


This course investigates general algorithms and their implementation for the exploration of problems in classical and quantum mechanics. Applications range widely from solar system dynamics and chaotic systems to particles in general quantum potentials. Fourier analysis, including the fast Fourier transform, and its application to the understanding of physical systems and data analysis, are also studied. Each student undertakes a major numerical project of his or her choice.

Credits: 1.00
When Offered: Fall semester only, in alternate years

Corequisite: PHYS 451L  
Prerequisites: PHYS 334   with a grade of C- or higher.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None


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