• Lecturers, organization, dates & exams


    Priv.-Doz. Dr. J. Heitger

    ITP, Wilhelm-Klemm-Straße 9, 48149 Münster, room 318
    Tel.: +49 251 83-34948, email: heitger(at)uni-muenster.de

    Dates & locations

    Lecture Tue., 14:15–15:00 IG 1, HS 2
    Start: Tue., 18.10.2016, 14:15
    Tutorials Tue., 15:15–16:45 IG 1, R 745; AC/PC, W 410
    Wed., 14:15–15:45
    Start: Tue. & Wed., 25. & 26.10.2016

    Certificate of performance

    Active participation in the tutorials and successfully solving and handing in problems.

    Special requirements

    Course Introduction to scientific programming (summer semester 2016) from the module Computational Physics or comparable previous knowledge.

  • Contents & literature

    Contents of the lecture

    • Monte Carlo integration and random numbers
    • Solution of linear systems of equations and inversion of matrices (with phys. applications)
    • Eigenvalue problems (with phys. applications)
    • Ordinary and partial differential equations (with phys. applications)
    • Fast Fourier transform
    • Monte Carlo simulation using the example of the Ising model


    • P.L. DeVries, J.E. Hasbun: A First Course in Computational Physics (Jones and Bartlett)
    • J.D. Faires, R.L. Burden: Numerische Methoden – Näherungsverfahren und ihre praktische Anwendung (Spektrum Akademischer Verlag)
    • R.H. Landau, M.J. Páez, C.C. Bordeianu: Computational Physics – Problem Solving with Computers (Wiley-VCH)
    • T. Pang: An Introduction to Computational Physics (Cambridge University Press)
    • H.R. Schwarz, N. Köckler: Numerische Mathematik (Vieweg+Teubner); eBook on SpringerLink
    • G.H. Golub, C.F. Van Loan: Matrix Computations (Johns Hopkins University Press)
    • W.H. Press, S.A. Teukolsky, W.T. Vetterling, B.P. Flannery: Numerical Recipes in Fortran/C – The Art of Scientific Computing (Cambridge University Press)
    • S.J. Chapman: Fortran 95/2003 for Scientists and Engineers (McGraw-Hill)

    Further references to literature are given in the lecture.

  • Lecture material

    All materials, problem sheets and further information about the lecture are provided on the Learnweb and can be viewed and/or downloaded there. The solved problems are ideally handed in by uploading to the Learnweb as well. Correspondingly, all participating students should register as course participants on the Learnweb. This registration requires the central username and the course password which is given in the lecture.

  • Tutorials

    The registration for the tutorials and their allocation takes place during the first lecture on Tuesday, 18.10.2016, 14:15.

  • Problem sheets

    Like the rest of the material, the problem sheets are provided on the Learnweb (see lecture material).