John F. Wilkerson
Integration, solution of differential equations, Monte Carlo methods, function minimization, data analysis, modern computing techniques, computation in experimental physics. Offered: WSp.
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
Class assignments and grading
Assignments are strongly computer oriented.
Class participation, homework and course project.