Computational Methods for Physicists I

(Lecture by Frank Krauss, summer term 2002)

Goals of this lecture :
  1. Gain some basic knowledge about usage of computers under Linux/Unix
  2. Get to know fundamental applications of computers in physics:
    • communication (email),
    • information and literature survey,
    • word processing,
    • graphics,
    • computing
Not covered :
Windows and other Microsoft products, DOS etc.

Outline :
  1. Basic operations
  2. Email and internet
  3. Word processing
  4. Simple graphic tools
  5. Analytical computing with Mathematica
  6. Numerical methods

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