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COMP 208 Computer Programming for Physical Sciences and Engineering (3 credits)

Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)


Computer Science (Sci) : Programming and problem solving in a high level computer language: variables, expressions, types, functions, conditionals, loops, objects and classes. Introduction to algorithms such as searching and sorting. Modular software design, libraries, file input and output, debugging. Emphasis on applications in Physical Sciences and Engineering, such as root finding, numerical integration, diffusion, Monte Carlo methods.

Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

Instructors: Vybihal, Joseph P; Becerra, David (Fall)

  • 3 hours

  • Prerequisite: MATH 141 or equivalent.

  • Corequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent.

  • Restrictions: Credit can be given only for one of COMP 202, COMP 204, or COMP 208. COMP 208 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250 or COMP 206.

  • COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students with sufficient math background and in (non-life) science or engineering fields.

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