**Location: http://www.physics.smu.edu/~coan/3340/3340_syl_spr08.html **

**Prof. Thomas Coan (x8-2497)**
**coan@mail.physics.smu.edu**

**Office: 47 Fondren Science**

Date |
Topic |
Reading/HW Due |
---|---|---|

L1 16 Jan | Intro to Linux (basic cmds + file structure) | On-line linux tutorial |

L2 22 Jan | More Linux (.tcshrc file, redirection, quoting,...) | On-line linux tutorial |

HW1 23 Jan | HW due today | HW1 |

L3 23 Jan | C++ program structure and Compilation | Lecture notes |

L4 28 Jan | Representation of real numbers, machine precision; C++ for loop |
Lecture notes; CP 2.7, 2.9 |

L5 30 Jan | Simple numerical integration (NI) | CP 5.1-5.4 |

L6 4 Feb | Errors for NI and Monte Carlo NI | CP 5.5 |

HW2 6 Feb | HW2 due today | HW2 |

L7 6 Feb | Gnuplot and using GSL libraries | |

L8 11 Feb | Binomial probability distribution (yes, the whole lecture) | |

HW3 13 Feb | HW3 due today | HW3 |

L9 13 Feb | Poisson & Gaussian Prob distributions; Random numbers from arbitrary prob distribution; First look at data fitting. | CP 9.3,9.4.0 |

L10 18 Feb | Numerical derivatives; Runge-Kutta algorithm for solving ODEs | CP 6; 15.1-15.5. |

HW4 20 Feb | HW4 due today | HW4 |

L11 20 Feb | Van der Pol oscillator. Limit cycles in phase space. C++ while statement and arrays. | CP 19.7 |

L12 25 Feb | Simultaneous ODEs. Application to orbital mechanics. C++ file I/O | |

L13 27 Feb | Intro to nonlinear systems (logistic map). Passing multiple parameters for solution of simultaneous ODEs. C++ struct container. | CP 18.1-18.3 |

L14 3 Mar | Chaotic pendulum | CP 19.1-18.2 |

HW5 5 Mar | HW5 due today | HW5 |

L15 5 Mar | Chaos ID and Lyapunov exponent | |

... 10 Mar | Spring Break | |

... 12 Mar | Spring Break | |

L16 17 Mar | Fractals and Fractional Dimension | CP 20.1 - 20.3 |

L17 19 Mar | Root finding in 1D functions. | Lecture notes |

L18 24 Mar | Numerov Technique for ODE (TISE) solution | Lecture Notes |

HW6 26 Mar | HW6 due today | HW6 |

L19 26 Mar | Newton-Raphsons's gotchas and Numerov "lab exercise" | |

L20 31 Mar | Fourier series | CP 17.1, 17.2 |

L21 2 Apr | Fourier transforms and the discrete fourier transform | CP 17.4, 17.5 |

HW7 4 Apr | HW7 due today | HW7 |

L22 7 Apr | Fast Fourier Transforms | Lecture Notes |

L23 9 Apr | FFts and octave Intro | Lecture Notes |

L24 14 Apr | Solution of Simultaneous Linear Equations | Lecture Notes |

L25 16 Apr | Finding Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors | Lecture Notes |

HW8 16 Apr | HW8 due today | HW8 |

L26 21 Apr | Octave \& Solution of ODEs | Lecture Notes |

L27 23 Apr | Even More Octave \& Solution of ODEs | Lecture Notes |

HW9 23 Apr | HW9 due today | HW9 |

L28 28 Apr | Maxima Introduction | Lecture Notes |

FPD 30 Apr | Final Project Due |