**Location: http://www.physics.smu.edu/~coan/3340/3340_syl_spr09.html **

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

**Office: 47 Fondren Science**

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

L1 21 Jan | Intro to Linux (basic cmds + file structure) | On-line linux tutorial |

L2 26 Jan | More Linux (.tcshrc file, redirection, quoting,...) | On-line linux tutorial |

L3 28 Jan | C++ program structure and Compilation | Lecture notes |

HW1 28 Jan | HW due today | HW1 |

L4 29 Jan | Representation of real numbers, machine precision; C++ for loop |
Lecture notes; CP 2.7, 2.9 |

L5 2 Feb | Simple numerical integration (NI) | CP 5.1-5.4 |

HW2 4 Feb | HW2 due today | HW2 |

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

L7 9 Feb | Gnuplot and using GSL libraries | |

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

HW3 16 Feb | HW3 due today | HW3 |

L9 16 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. |

L11 23 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 | |

HW4 27 Feb | HW4 due today | HW4 |

L13 2 Mar | Intro to nonlinear systems (logistic map). Passing multiple parameters for solution of simultaneous ODEs. C++ struct container. | CP 18.1-18.3 |

L14 4 Mar | Chaotic pendulum, Chaos ID and Lyapunov exponent | CP 19.1-19.2 |

HW5 6 Mar | HW5 due today | HW5 |

... 9 Mar | Spring Break | |

... 11 Mar | Spring Break | |

L14 cont. 16 Mar | Chaos ID and Lyapunov exponent | |

L15 18 Mar | Fractal Dimension, Affine transformations | CP 20.1 - 20.3 |

L15 cont. 23 Mar | Root finding in 1D functions. | Lecture notes |

L16 25 Mar | Numerov Technique for ODE (TISE) solution | Lecture Notes |

L16 30 Mar | Newton-Raphons's gotchas and Numerov "lab exercise" | |

HW6 30 Mar | HW6 due today | HW6 |

L17 1 Apr | Fourier series and the discrete fourier transfrom | CP 17.1, 17.2, 17.5, 17.5 |

L17/18 6 Apr | Fourier transforms and the discrete fourier transform | CP 17.4, 17.5 |

L17 cont. 8 Apr | yet more on DFTs | Lecture Notes |

HW7 10 Apr | HW7 due today | HW7 |

L18 13 Apr | Fast Fourier Transforms | Lecture Notes |

L19 15 Apr | Solution of Simultaneous Linear Equations and octave IntroFinding Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors | Lecture Notes |

L19 20 Apr | Solution of Simultaneous Linear Equations | Lecture Notes |

L19 22 Apr | Octave exercises | Lecture Notes |

L20 27 Apr | Octave & Solution of 2nd order ODEs | Lecture Notes |

L21 29 Apr | Lab session: projectile motion w/ friction | Lecture Notes |

4 May | Lab Session: Final Project | |

FPD 6 May | Final Project Due |