Fakultät für Physik




Computational Physics – Overview


About the lecture

Time and place

Tue and Wed, 12:15, room B 101, Theresienstrasse 39

Exercises: Wed 16:15, A450; Thu 12:15, A249


Results: here

Klausureinsicht POSTPONED:
new date: Tue, March 28, 10:00-14:00 at secretary's office (A 237)

Scheine: fill in, bring to secretary's office (A 237, office hours 9-16), you receive the signed "schein" within a few days.

Date: Feb 10, 2017, 10:00,
Place: Geschw.-Scholl-Pl. 1 (B) - B 106
The exam will be held in traditional form on paper (no live programming will be requested).
No materials other than paper and pen allowed, no electronic devices of any kind
Topics: everything up to and including methods for classical mechanics
Further information


An overview of methods in Computational Physics and their implementation in C++ will be given.
Typical computational methods will be introduced and illustrated using the following examples: stationary and time-dependent Schroedinger equation - discretization method, Maxwell's equations - the finite difference time-domain method, Monte-Carlo methods, and molecular dynamics. The course will emphasize practical application and your active participation including C++ programming is required.


Knowledge of and first practical experience with C++. Bachelor level knowledge of classical and quantum mechanics and electrodynamics.

Crediting of the course (9 ECTS)

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: A. Scrinzi