Course Number 0321-1121-04
Course Name Computers for Physicists (in English)
Academic Unit The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences -
Mode of Instruction Exercise
Credit Hours 2
Semester 2021/1
Day Thu
Hours 16:00-18:00
Building Dan David Building
Room 004
Semester 2021/1
Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

Week 1: Introduction to programming and computing as a scientific tool

Part 1: Python

Week 1: Getting to know the Python Environment, simple commands

Week 2: Variables and Identifiers, Statements, List Basics

Week 3: Operators, Arithmetic and Precedence, Operators Relational, Logical and Membership, Conditionals

Week 4: Loops, Nested Loops, Functions, Modules

Week 5: List Manipulation, List slicing, List Slicing with Steps, List Exercises

Week 6: Strings, String Methods, Strings Practice, Multidimensional Lists, Dictionaries

Week 7: File I/O, Tuples, Formatting

Week 8: Namespaces and Scope of Variables, Recursion, Error Handling

Part 2: Matlab

Week 9: Quick Conversion from Python: The Matlab environment, Matlab Help, simple commands and calculations, variables, Vectors and Matrices, importing and exporting Data, array calculations

Week 10: Writing scripts in Matlab: Functions, logical arrays, decision branching, loops.

Plotting, graphics, fitting.

Part 3: Final project

Week 11-13: Will include independent learning of additional material

Part 4 : Final exam

Course Requirements:

Participation in online courses (30%), final project (30%), final exam (40%).

Full syllabus is to be published
Course Requirements

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
Full requirements as stated in full syllabus

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