Earth and Planetary Sciences 119
Introduction to Scientific Computing
Spring Quarter, 2009

Class meeting time

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:00 - 3:10 PM
105 Baskin Engineering

Professor contact information

Prof. Mark Krumholz
273 Interdisciplinary Sciences Building
Phone: 459-1312
Email: mkrumhol at REMOVE.THIS.ucsc.edu
Office hours: 273 ISB, Monday 3:10 - 5:10 PM, and by appointment

TA contact information

Erinna Chen
A101 Earth and Marine Sciences
Phone: 459-1784
Email: echen at REMOVE.THIS.pmc.ucsc.edu
Section / office hours: A101 EMS, Tuesday 12:30 - 2:00 PM and 105 BE, Friday 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Syllabus

Course syllabus

Miscellaneous Notes

How to connect to the campus unix system and pop up windows remotely (windowsmac)
How to set up shared directories for group projects

Homework Assignments

Exercise 1, due April 8
Exercise 2, due April 15
Exercise 3, due April 22 (data file for exercise 3)
Exercise 4, due May 11
Exercise 5, due May 25
Exercise 6, due June 8

Class Notes

Monday, March 30: Unix notesemacs notesremote login notes for windows, mac
Wednesday, April 1: IDL basics
Friday, April 3: IDL programs
Monday, April 6: Input and output
Wednesday, April 8: Binary files
Friday, April 10: Color
Monday, April 13: 1D plots
Wednesday, April 15: 2D plots
Friday, April 17: Images (data file to be used in class)
Monday, April 20: Curve fitting
Wednesday, April 22: Movies
Friday, April 24: GUIs
April 27 - May 1: Thermal diffusion
May 11 - May 15: Advection
May 25 - May 29: Orbital dynamics