Don Luttermoser's PHYS-4007/5007 Course Web Page
This web page has been set up for the students at ETSU taking PHYS-4007/5007
Computational Physics with Dr. Luttermoser. Links have been set up for
the students to download the course notes, appendicies, homework assignments,
and the course project web page. Other usefull links related to this course
are included too. Most of the files that can be downloaded are PDF (Portable
Document Format) files (which requires
Acrobat Reader to view).
Note that we will be using Version 5.0 of these course notes.
As the semester progresses additional links will be added to this page
for your convenience.
Course Syllabus for PHYS-4007/5007, Computational
ETSU Supplemental Syllabus Attachment.
Computational Physics Course Notes Sections
Course Project Web Page
Computer Project: Polytrope Modeling web page
Useful Fortran 77 Subroutines Web Page
Click here to access the course web page that contains the Fortran 77
subroutines that can be used to solve sets of ordinary differential equations
as described in Chapter IX of the course notes..
Useful IDL Procedures Web Page
Click here to access the course web page that contains useful IDL procedure
files for student use..
Samples of LaTeX Files Web Page
Click here to access the course web page that contains sample LaTeX files for
Programming Tutorials Web Page
Click here to access the various programming tutorials I have presented in
Useful Web Sites for this Course
- An extremely useful web site for Computational
Physics can be found at:
http://www.astro.ku.dk/comp-phys/Info/tools.shtml. As a matter of
fact, some of the course notes were retrieved from information found on some of
the web sites found here.
- Web site of PCTeX.
Note that PCTeX is can be rather costly (though currently  they have
a student academic price of $80).
- A free version of LaTeX, called
MikTeX for Microsoft Windows
machines, can be downloaded from this link.
- Software (Ghostscript and Ghostview) to view and print
postscript files on a Windows machine can be found at the
- Details of programming in PostScript can be found at this
- Web site of
NetLib, which contains
high-quality free-ware, software packages for Fortran.
- Web site of the
Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), which has developed various
libraries containing over 1000 user-callable subroutines for solving
general applied math problems, including: ordinary and partial differential
equations, optimization problems, FFT and other transforms, quadrature, linear
algebra, non-linear equations, integral equations, and more.
- Web site of Rogue Wave
Software, which sells the IMSL
Fortran numerical library.
- Web site of GAMS
(Guide to Available Mathematical Software) from the National Bureau of
Standards and Technology (NIST).
- The Numerical Recipes F77,
F90, and C (and other programming languages) books can be access by clicking
on the link. This site contains links to purchase these books, obtain free
limited access to these books, purchase and download the coding found in
these books. There is also a link on this site that will place you on
Amazon.com to purchase a CDROM of this coding. One also can type any
routine in by hand from what is given in these books.
- Web site of the
FORTRAN compiler as sold by Intel. Note that this version of Fortran
is one of the best Fortran compilers on the market.
Vendor for the Intel Fortran compiler.
- Web site of the free-ware
of the Fortran compiler. Note that GFortran is an updated and improved
version of the g77 Fortran compiler.
- Web site for
which is sold by ITT Visual
Information Solutions. This is the programming language we will primarily
use in this course.
Last modified: November 27, 2011 by D.G. Luttermoser