Earth and Planetary Sciences 119
Introduction to Scientific Computing
Winter Quarter, 2011

Class meeting time

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 - 11:45 AM
105 Baskin Engineering

Professor contact information

Prof. Mark Krumholz
109 Center for Adaptive Optics Building
Phone: 459-1312
Email: mkrumhol at REMOVE.THIS.ucsc.edu
Office hours: 109 CfAO, Thursday 1:45 - 4:00 PM, and by appointment

TA contact information

John Forbes
355 Interdisciplinary Sciences Building
Phone: 459-4485
Email: jcforbes at REMOVE.THIS.ucsc.edu
Office hours: 126 ISB, Monday 1:45 - 2:45 PM and 105 Baskin Engineering, Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

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 January 11
Exercise 2, due January 18
Exercise 3, due January 25
Exercise 4, due February 15
Exercise 5, due March 1
Exercise 6, due March 15

Class Notes

Tuesday, January 4: Unix notesemacs notesIDL basics
Thursday, January 6: IDL programs
Tuesday, January 11: Input and output
Thursday, January 13: Color
Tuesday, January 18: 1D and 2D plots
Thursday, January 20: Images (data file to be used in class)
Tuesday, January 25: Curve fitting
Thursday, January 27: Movies and GUIs
Tuesday, February 1: Orbital dynamics
Tuesday, February 15: Thermal diffusion
Tuesday, March 1: Advection plus diffusion