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Physics 3730/6720 Syllabus
Fall Semester 2015
- Course Objectives:
This course provides an introduction to computing tools for science and engineering work. Topics include the linux operating system, programming in C/C++, symbolic math (Maple/Matlab), technical document preparation using LaTeX, the use of libraries (GSL,Root,...)
- There is no specific text. All necessary material will be found online.
- Lectures/Lab sessions
- Monday and Wednesday 14:00 - 15:55 in SFEBB 5170
- You will have free access to the computer lab in South Physics 205
- We will establish office hours in South Physics 205
- You can write to the instructors using the mail Form
- Homework and Lab Assignments
- Homework and Lab assignments are available on-line. Due dates are indicated in the announcements.
- Grading Scheme
- The course grade is based on homework/labwork, midterms and a final. Grading formula: Homework/Lab 50%, Midterms 25%, Final 25%. Additionally, graduate student are required to develop a C/C++ program that will enter for half of their Homework/Lab grade.
- Honor System and Collaboration Policy
- Collaboration on tests is not permitted. Collaboration on homework and lab
assignments is encouraged, provided the collaboration involves roughly the
same amount of give and take. However, students may submit only their own
work for grading and this work must be written solo, without copying from
any other sources. Students are on their honor to adhere to this policy.
- ADA Compliance
- The University of Utah Physics Department seeks to provide equal
access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities.
If you will need accommodations in this class, reasonable prior notice needs
to be given to the instructor and to the Center for Disability Services,
162 Olpin Union Bldg, 581-5020 (V/TDD) to make arrangements for accommodations.
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