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John F. Wilkerson
PHYS 506
Seattle Campus

Numerical Methods

Integration, solution of differential equations, Monte Carlo methods, function minimization, data analysis, modern computing techniques, computation in experimental physics. Offered: WSp.

Class description

The course covers selected topics in numerical methods with strong emphasis on statistical analysis techniques and simulation methods. A substantial portion of the course will be devoted to exploring the techniques and methods required for the analysis and evaluation of physics measurements, including discussions on active research questions including the merits of frequentist or Bayesian approaches.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures, class discussions

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Assignments are strongly computer oriented.

Class participation, homework and course project.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by John F. Wilkerson
Date: 03/23/2006