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Computational_Physics.org is a platform run by staff and students of the Department of Physics at the University of Dortmund and affiliated persons.

As this site is brand-new, we may not have much to offer, now. But we assure you that this will change a lot within the next few weeks and months. If you do not find what you are looking for, we would be utmostly oblidged if you checked back, soon. For now, just try our links & resources page. There is some pretty good stuff in there.

Why "Computational Physics".

Novadays, it has become more and more important in all fields of science to check the results of theoretical considerations, or to simulate the processes in physical, chemical or technical systems by means of computers. This, together with the ever accelerating development of more powerful computer systems, has brough forth a vast range of possibilities for all branches of numerical system modelling.
Today, computational facilities that could in former days only be used by a very limited range of persons have become widely availbale.An average personal computer is now fast and powerful enough to handle many mathematical tasks which formerly could only be processed by expensive systems which therefore were unavailable to students in most cases. The enormous chances arising from this development must not be neglected in current universitarian education.

Conveying the ability for using the computer right.

The ability to develop mathematical solutions for problems with the support of computers is a most important issue in the education of students in the classical sciences. But there are some problems arising from the possibilities modern computing systems offer:

  • How shall the system in question be modelled on the computer?
  • Which numerical comcepts are available, and, much more than that, suitable for the problem in consideration?
  • To which degrees do the routines employed produce reliable results?

and

  • Where are the limits of the hardware that is to be used? In other words: How can the problem be treated in an efficient way?

These are the questions that are to be treated on this website.


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