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### Syllabus of the course: * Computational Physics I *

In this web page we provide the syllabus of the course Computational Physics I, offered by the Department of Physics.

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Code | Φ-351 |
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Type | B |

ECTS | 6 |

Hours | 5 |

Semester | Spring |

Instructor | X. Zotos |

Program | Tuesday, 9:00-12:00, Computer Room 2 Friday, 09:00-12:00, Computer Room 2 |

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Goal of the course | This course is aimed at 3rd year undergraduate students. It consists of 4 units, in each of which the students develop their own numerical code and present a numerical simulation on a problem of their choice. The presentation of the theoretical background as well as numerical “experiments” are taking place at the computer rooms. |

Syllabus | 1. partial differential equations – elliptic (Poisson), parabolic (diffusion, Schroedinger),
hyperbolic (wave equation); 2. eigenvalue problems – diagonalization techniques, harmonic lattice eigenfrequencies, quantum eigenstates, eigenvalues, quantum time evolution. 3. Molecular dynamics: Verlet algorithm, simulations in various thermodynamic ensembles, nonlinear dynamical systems. 4. Monte-Carlo, elements of probability theory, Metropolis algorithm, Ising model. |

Bibliography | “Computational Physics” - S.E. Koonin, D.C. Meredith |

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