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Effective Status:

Active

Effective Term:

1063 - Spring 2006

Course:

PHYS 3003

Institution:

UMNMO - Morris

Career:

UGRD

College:

MDSM - Division of Science and Mathematics

Department:

242 - UMM-Sci & Math, Div of-Adm

 

General

Course Title Short:

Computer Modeling of Materials

Course Title Long:

Computer Modeling of Materials

Max-Min Credits
for Course
:

4.0 to 4.0 credit(s)

Catalog
Description
:

The description of materials as assemblies of microscopic particles. The various approximations for interparticular forces and their use in order to gain insight into the behavior of the macroscopic system. Aspects of molecular dynamics simulations and Monte Carlo simulations in various statistical ensembles. Projects include questions from experimental research.

Additional Course
Information
(for catalog
production):

offered when feasible

Grading Basis:

Stdnt Opt

Honors Course:

No

Delivery Mode(s):

Classroom

Years most
frequently offered
:

Other frequency

Term(s) most
frequently offered
:

Spring

Component 1:

LEC (with final exam)

Auto-Enroll
Course
:

No

Graded
Component
:

LEC

Academic
Progress Units
:

Not allowed to bypass limits.
4.0 credit(s)

Financial Aid
Progress Units
:

Not allowed to bypass limits.
4.0 credit(s)

Repetition of
Course
:

Repetition not allowed.

Course
Prerequisites
for Catalog
:

1101, 1102

Course
Equivalency
:

No course equivalencies

Consent
Requirement
:

No required consent

Enforced
Prerequisites
:
(course-based or
non-course-based)

No prerequisites

Editor Comments:

Jeri edited for PSoft. NEH edited for catalog 10.7.05.

Proposal Changes:

<no text provided>

History Information:

 

Assessment
and Goals:

Goals: The course is designed for physics, computer science, chemistry and mathematics majors. Students will develop skills in programming, numerical methods and statistical physics. Aside from becoming familiar with specific algorithms of materials modeling, students will have to consolidate knowledge from a wide variety of areas.
Assessment: Students will complete various projects throughout the semester, mostly consisting in the development of code.

Rationale for
Changes or
Exceptions
:

THE FIELD OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS REPRESENTS A GROWING SEGMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SCIENTISTS. NEARLY EVERY SCIENTIST WILL FACE THE PROSPECT OF COMPUTATIONAL MODELING, WHETHER IT WILL BE IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN EXPERIMENT, OR WHETHER IT WILL BE BASIC RESEARCH. THIS COURSE PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH PROGRAMMING ALGORITHMS, SOFTWARE TOOLS AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN CONJUNCTION WITH GAINING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE PHYSICS OF MATERIALS. STUDENTS WILL APPLY KNOWLEDGE FROM A VARIETY OF PREVIOUS COURSES TOWARD SPECIALIZED QUESTIONS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE. SKILLS ACQUIRED IN NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND PHYSICS WILL BE UTILIZED AND DEVELOPED.

 

General Education

Faculty
Sponsor Name
:

Sylke Boyd

Requirement
this course fulfills
:

SCI - SCI Physical & Biological Sciences without Lab

 

Provisional
Approval:

Received on Dec 1, 2005

Regular
Approval:

Received on Dec 1, 2005

 

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