Instructor: Prof. David Sholl DH A220, x84207, email@example.com
Office Hours: Rather than holding specific office hours for this course, I am happy to meet with you whenever you have questions. Although you are welcome to visit my office at any time, the probability of finding me with a block of time that I can give you my full attention is greatly enhanced if you send me email in advance and make an appointment.
Class Times and Locations: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 - 2:50 pm, Doherty Hall A310
Textbook: Understanding Molecular Simulation: From Algorithms to Applications, Daan Frenkel and Berend Smit, Academic Press. The web site maintained by the authors for this book can be found here.
By the end of this class, you should be able to:
Your grade in this class will be comprised of three portions:
Homework exercises (40% of total grade) These exercises will include development of short codes in Matlab to explore some of the fundamental techniques we will learn, exercises based on case-studies from the textbook using existing Fortran codes, theoretical exercises, and short writing assignments based on papers we will read from the scientific literature.
Midsemester project (30% of total grade) These projects will be performed in small teams. Details of these projects will be discussed in class.
Final paper (30 % of grade) You will write a paper reviewing a small collection of papers from the scientific literature covering a topic relevant to the class. You are encouraged to choose a topic of interest to you (although you may not use your thesis topic if you are a graduate student working on a theoretical thesis). Details of the process that will culminate in writing this paper will be discussed in class.
This class will have no exams.
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