These are the lecture notes for Physics 4390 Computational
Physics, taught at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Much of the material
presented here has be adapted from the following textbooks:
- Computational Physics: Problem
Solving with Computers 1st edition, by Landau and Páez.
- An Introduction to
Computer Simulation Methods: Applications to Physical Systems 2nd
edition, by Gould and Tobochnik.
- A First Course in
Computational Physics 1st edition,by DeVries.
- Numerical Methods for
Physics 2nd edition, by Garcia.
- Laboratory Automation
using the IBM PC 1st edition, by Gates and Becker.
- Data Reduction and Error
Analysis for the Physical Sciences 2nd edition, by
Bevington and Robinson.
These notes are not intended as a replacement for these
books, nor should they be used as such.
The notes are organized by
topic and subtopic. Each topic resides in it's own file, with subtopics denoted
within each topical file.
- The Internet
- Data Acquisition
- Data Analysis
- Random Numbers
- Monte Carlo Methods
- Random Walks
- Differential Equations
- Partial Differential Equations
Comments to: Daniel Suson
Last updated: January 1, 2003.