Computational Methods of Scientific Programming

Image showing format for a C program.

Overview of the format for a C program. (Image by Prof. Thomas Herring.)


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Fall 2011



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This course introduces programming languages and techniques used by physical scientists: FORTRAN, C, C++, MATLAB®, and Mathematica. Emphasis is placed on program design, algorithm development and verification, and comparative advantages and disadvantages of different languages.

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Thomas Herring, and Chris Hill. 12.010 Computational Methods of Scientific Programming. Fall 2011. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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