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Models and simulations, FYTA11, 30 hp

The course is given each fall term.

The course is given in Swedish


This course is intended to teach fundamental mathematical methods of physics and fundamental programming, starting from mainly biophysical and geophysical applications. Among the topics covered are: dimensional analysis, first and second order linear ordinary differential equations; fixed points and linearization of non-linear differential equations around fixed points; matrices, eigenvalue equations and determinants; fundamental vector analysis; random walks; simple partial differential equations, e.g., the continuity equation, the diffusion equation, and the wave equation; and Fourier analysis. The programming language taught is Java, and programming is linked to simulations of a variety of model systems.