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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.01 (Fall 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Computational Methods of Scientific Programming 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 12.010 Computational Methods of Scientific Programming

    Fall 2007

    Course Highlights

    12.010 Computational Methods of Scientific Programming

    Fall 2007

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

    Course Description

    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.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .c, .dat, .f, .m, .nb, .tar. The .h files are header files. The .def file is an auxilliary file used with the .m files in this course.


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