Welcome to Physics 430!
Instructor: John S.
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Instructor office hours/location: 3:00-4:00, 5:00-5:30 pm Wed, N335 ESC
TAs: Daniel Jensen and Quinn Norris
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TAs' office hours: TBA
There are two manuals for this class, both available for download from the departmental Physics 430 website. Here are the manuals:
Introduction to Matlab, which you should have from Physics 330. This will be a useful language reference manual to help you as you program in Matlab
Computational Physics 430, the lab manual for this class. Note that there was a substantial revision to this manual at the end of summer 2009, so in your hardcopy and/or pdf version, make sure you have the manual dated Aug 6, 2009. (The date is shown on the second page.) This manual contains the material for each laboratory period.
They are both available as pdf files through the links provided, or as hardcopies from the BYU Bookstore. If you want a paper copy of either of these it is generally cheaper to buy them from the Bookstore than it is to print your own (it is inappropriate for you to print a copy of this manual on department printers without paying for the printing costs).
The "Computational Physics 430" lab manual refers to some m-file code templates available for download. Those pieces of code can be found on the departmental Physics 430 website.
Physics 430 syllabus - Winter 2010 - I will pass out hardcopies of the syllabus on the first day of class. Here it is in pdf format for your convenience.