Many of the problems in the text deal with numerical computations, and individual projects can also involve programming. Here are the options available:
Depending on the speed of the procurement process, we may also have a state-of-the-art Linux-based workstation available for large, memory and processor-intensive computations, before the end of the semester. However, this equipment is meant primarily for research, and will definitely be available to students if they pursue scientific computing interests after completion of the course. Students may also arrange with the instructor to use the Sparc Ultras on the fourth floor of Maxim D. Doucet Hall. Students need to initialize their accounts. The Computing Center also offers tutorials on how to use the Unix-based systems (logging on, using the editor, etc.) Information on how to run the Fortran 90 compiler can be obtained by typing man f90. General information about the UCS system can be obtained by typing learn . Students may also consult the instructor if they have questions about this or other computing equipment or software, for use with this course.
See also the information on resources (although this material may be slightly out-of-date).