PHYS 199 OWL - An Introduction to Computing in Physics
Last offered Fall 2016
Course Information: Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.
You will learn to do remarkable things. By the end of the first week you will calculate the trajectory of a relativistic starship and confirm an insight of Ramanujan, the "Man Who Knew Infinity." A week after that you will generate diagrams of spacetime curvature around black holes. You will determine the slingshot trajectory for a tour of the gas giants and calculate pi using simulated toothpicks. There will be chaos, and fractal geometry, and pattern recognition in noisy environments. You will learn that a Python is not just a snake, nor a Spyder just an arachnid. And you will be pioneers: you are going to help us change the way we teach undergraduate physics at the University of Illinois.
|Undergraduate Open Seminar||OWL||67244||LEC||1||1600 - 1750||R||276 Loomis Laboratory||George D Gollin|