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Physics (PHYS)

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

PHYS 4807 [0.5 credit]

Computational Physics

Computational methods used in analysis of experimental data. Introduction to probability and random variables. Monte Carlo methods for simulation of random processes. Statistical methods for parameter estimation and hypothesis tests. Confidence intervals. Multivariate data classification. Unfolding methods. Examples primarily from particle and medical physics. Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PHYS  5002, for which additional credit is precluded.
Prerequisite: an ability to program in FORTRAN, Java, C or C++, and permission of the Department.
Lectures three hours a week.

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