Scientific Computing PHYS 3301Lawrence Cram, School of Physics, The University of Sydney
This course (Scientific Computing PHYS 3301) is designed to give third year science and engineering students an opportunity to learn some of the basic techniques of scientific computing.
Scientific computing requires that the student develop a number of distinct but related skills. Working in scientific computing the students will need to be:
As part of the course assessment, students are expected to demonstrate that they have achieved competencies in aspects of computing that are considered necessary in scientific computing. These skills include:
A complete list of competencies can be found at http://physics.usyd.edu.au/coll/2000cram.html.
An essential part of the course is the requirement that students post their work on a web site for peer review and discussion prior to assessment. Examples of student pages from semester 1 this year can be found at http://www.vislab.usyd.edu.au/sc3/.
UniServe Science News Volume 17 November 2000
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