Course Detail

Computational Physics (= PHY 200)


(Cross-listed as PHY 200) PHY/CSC 200 is an introduction to computer programming and computational physics using Python. No prior programming experience is necessary. This course will provide students with the skills required to write code to solve physics problems in areas including quantum physics, electromagnetism, and mechanics. Structured programming methods will be covered as well as algorithms for numerical integration, solving differential equations, and more.

Satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Thought distribution requirement.

Co-requisite: Physics 120 or 130 at Davidson or permission of the instructor. (Spring)


Physics 120 or 130 at Davidson, or permission of the instructor.  (Spring)