When viewing the Technical Program schedule, on the far righthand side
is a column labeled "PLANNER." Use this planner to build your own
schedule. Once you select an event and want to add it to your personal
schedule, just click on the calendar icon of your choice (outlook
calendar, ical calendar or google calendar) and that event will be
stored there. As you select events in this manner, you will have your
own schedule to guide you through the week.
You can also create your personal schedule on the SC11 app (Boopsie) on your smartphone. Simply select a session you want to attend and "add" it to your plan. Continue in this manner until you have created your own personal schedule. All your events will appear under "My Event Planner" on your smartphone.
SESSION: PHYSICS: Examples in Computational Physics Part I - Python-Based Examples
EVENT TYPE: Education
TIME: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
SESSION CHAIR: Rubin H Landau
ABSTRACT: Although physics faculty are incorporating computers to enhance physics education, computation is often viewed as a black box whose inner workings need not be understood. We open up the black box by providing Computational Physics (CP) curricula materials based on a problem-solving paradigm that can be incorporated into existing physics classes, or used in stand-alone CP classes. These assume a computational science point of view, where understanding of the applied math and CS is also important, and in which a compiled language is used in order for students to get closer to the algorithms. The materials derive from a new eTextbook available on the Web (http://physics.oregonstate.edu/~rubin/Books/eBookWorking/) that includes video-based lectures, Python programs, applets, visualizations and animations.
Part I gives an overview, demonstrates the eTextBook and discusses some basic examples.
Assumed background: basic computer literacy; either 2 years of undergraduate physics or bachelors degree in mathematics or equivalent.