COS 323 - Computing for the Physical and Social Sciences

Spring 2006

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Course Description

This course will study principles of scientific computation, driven by current applications in biology, physics, economics, engineering, etc. Topics include: simulation, integration of differential equations, iterative optimization algorithms, stability and accuracy issues. Students will pursue projects in a variety of fields, writing their own computer programs and also using higher-level tools such as Matlab.

Prerequisites: The course is appropriate for students who have taken COS126 or the equivalent, as well as MAT 104 or the equivalent. There will be some programming, and knowledge of a language such as Java or C is necessary. We will also be using Matlab for some of the assignments.

Meeting time/place

TTh 3:00-4:20, Computer Science room 105.


Szymon Rusinkiewicz
CS Building, Room 406
smr at princeton edu
Office hours: MW 3-4 or by appointment


Aleksey Golovinskiy
CS Building, Room 103C
agolovin at cs
Office hours: TTh 4:30-5:30pm

Undergraduate Coordinator

Donna O'Leary
CS Building, Room 410
doleary at cs

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