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This course may not be used for COMP elective credit.
Topic: Scientific Computing. This course will introduce students
from various disciplines to computing as applied to scientific problems.
The course aims to both provide solid background information through
lectures and develop a strong computational skill set through active
learning. Students from across the sciences will collaborate interactively
to write computer programs to solve problems drawn from chemistry,
physics, biology, and bioinformatics. Topics covered will include
simulation techniques, analysis of trajectories, clustering, probabilistic
modeling, networks, population dynamics, and high performance computing.
Throughout the semester students will develop and implement an original
research project using skills from the course to investigate a topic of