12.010 Computational Methods of Scientific Programming, Fall 2002
Author(s)Herring, T. (Thomas); Elliot, James, 1943-; Hill, Christopher N.
Computational Methods of Scientific Programming
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This course introduces programming languages and techniques used by physical scientists: FORTRAN, C, C++, MATLAB®, and Mathematica®. Emphasis is placed on program design, algorithm development and verification, and comparative advantages and disadvantages of different languages. Students first learn the basic usage of each language, common types of problems encountered, and techniques for solving a variety of problems encountered in contemporary research: examination of data with visualization techniques, numerical analysis, and methods of dissemination and verification. No prior programming experience is required.
FORTRAN, C, C++, Matlab, Mathematica, program design, numerical analysis, algorithms, formula, formulae, computer programs, graphics, computing languages, structure, documentation, program interface, syntax, advanced modeling, simulation systems