Math 671, Winter 2022

Topics in Scientific Computing: Particle Methods

TuTh, 10-11:30am, 3088 East Hall
course description
lecture notes : complete to Tues April 19
hw1 due: Thurs 1/27
hw2 due: Thurs 2/17
hw3 due: Thurs 3/17 m671b_Vlasov-Poisson_PIC_hw3.m

notes on using MATLAB
The Origins of Matlab, by Cleve Moler, December 2004
Interview with Peter Lax, AMS Notices, February 2006
Numerical Methods Resource Page
Disasters Attributable to Bad Computing, by Doug Arnold
Collection of Software Bugs, by Thomas Huckle
"You need the willingness to fail all the time. You have to generate many ideas and then you have to work very hard only to discover that they don't work. And you keep doing that over and over until you find one that does work." - John Backus, lead developer of Fortran
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