Computational Physics

Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering

Teaching language: English
EKA: T470018102
Censorship: Second examiner: External
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Spring
Level: Master

Course ID: T470018101
ECTS value: 5

Date of Approval: 20-12-2018


Duration: 1 semester

Version: Archive

Course ID

T470018101

Course Title

Computational Physics

ECTS value

5

Internal Course Code

TK-CPHY

Responsible study board

Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering

Date of Approval

20-12-2018

Course Responsible

Name Email Department
Pia Friis Kristensen piakr@tek.sdu.dk
René Lynge Eriksen rle@mci.sdu.dk

Teachers

Name Email Department City
Christian Wolff cwo@mci.sdu.dk

Programme Secretary

Name Email Department City
Nicoline Linea Andersen nico@tek.sdu.dk

Offered in

Odense

Level

Master

Offered in

Spring

Duration

1 semester

Mandatory prerequisites

Relevant bachelors degree within Physics and Technology. 

Learning objectives - Knowledge

The knowledge of the…
  • classification of the equations that govern common physical phenomena
  • different methods to solve ordinary differential equations in time
  • different methods to reduce partial differential equaitons to a system of ordinary differential equations in time (discretization)
  • main advantages and drawbacks of these methods
  • result verification mechanisms and convergence evaluation techniques (i.e. consistency and stability) for the obtained results

Learning objectives - Skills

The ability to…
  • design and implement numerical methods to general physical problems described by linear ODEs and PDEs (Matlab / Python, PDEs up to 2D)
  • use the basic features of a off-the-shelf finite element solver (e.g. COMSOL)
  • check for solution convergence and estimate the numerical error
  • (post-)process and appropriately analyse and communicate the generated results.

Learning objectives - Competences

The ability to…
  • work independently acquiring necessary skills to solve a given problem.
  • convey the acquired knowledge and skills to an appropriate audience.
  • describe the mathematical / numerical model for a specific problem and document the implementation and numerical solution of the problem.

Content

This will provide the student with:
  • Description of spatially discrete physical problems (e.g. trajectories, molecular dynamics) as ordinary differential equations (ODEs) in time
  • Numerical methods for the solution of such ODEs (e.g. Runge-Kutta methods)
  • Description of spatially continuous physical problems (e.g. electromagnetic, acoustic, diffusive) by partial differential equations (PDEs)
  • Numerical solutions for the introduced PDEs by the means of various discretization schemes in space (e.g. finite differences, finite elements)
  • Verification, accuracy and feasibility analysis of the developed numerical solutions
  • Appropriate result communication and presentation concepts

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26-05-2022
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27-05-2022
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Teaching Method

Lectures and minor project work / lab sessions with practice problems.

Number of lessons

48 hours per semester

Teaching language

English

Examination regulations

Exam regulations

Name

Exam regulations

Examination is held

In the end of the semester

Tests

Exam

EKA

T470018102

Name

Exam

Description

A demonstrated proficiency in the practice problems will be included as basis for the examination (not in the assessment). 

Form of examination

Oral exam

Censorship

Second examiner: External

Grading

7-point grading scale

Identification

Student Identification Card - Student Identification Number

ECTS value

5

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