Course Outline

  D L H Articles Reading Tue D L H Articles Reading Thu
Jan             26 1 syl Climate Modeling   Preliminary Material; Introduction & Historical Background
  31 2 a1 Bennett Whale Pop. Iwo ch. 1 Modeling; Population Models; Assign Paper 1 2 3   Binary Numbers Iwo ch. 5 How Computers Work: Binary Numbers and Information
Feb 7 4 Monopoly; Random #s  Iwo ch. 3     Pert 1.1-1.4 Basic Computing Concepts 9 5 Traffic Flow Iwo ch. 4 Pert 1.6-1.8 Monte Carlo: Fun with Random Numbers
  14 6 a1 o1 Project Instructions Iwo ch. 2    Pert ch. 4 Random Walks, DLAs, Cellular Automata; Assign Project 1 16 7 S    Discrete-event Modeling; Bank Exercise
  21 8 Testing Article Iwo ch. 6      Pert 2.3-2.8 Errors, Convergence, and Stability 23 9 a1   UMER Case Study; Testing and Exploitation
  28 10     Iwo ch. 7 Visualization; Present Projects 2 11 o1o2 Project 2 Data   Demo; Chaos and Fractals I; Assign Project 2
Mar 7 12 W   Iwo ch. 8 Chaos and Fractals II 9 13 o1  Genomics; Protein Folding   Computational Biology
  14 14 S  Sudoku Iwo ch. 10/12 Genetic Algorithms & Evolutionary Computation 16 15 o2      Present Projects
  21     S P R I N G 23     B R E A K
  28 16 a2 o2     Image Processing;  Assign Paper 2 30 17     Pert 2.11-2.14 Pert 3.1-3.4 Particle Simulations I: PIC Approach
Apr 4 18   Pert 3.6-3.7 Particle Simulations II: Potential & Wave Eqns 6 19     Iwo ch. 11 From electrons to galaxies; Lab Tour
  11 20 a2 o3 Project 3 Data Iwo ch. 14 Gaming and Virtual Reality; Assign Project 3 13 21       The Sims: Simulating People
  18 22 a2   Iwo ch. 16 Artificial Intelligence 20 23 NGM Weather forecasting   M. Shay: Magnetic Reconnection
  25 24       Project Presentations 27 25   Simulating Networks   Meteorology
May 2 26       Kalnay: Meteorology 4 27 o3 Philosophy Matrix Iwo ch. 13. Parallel Processing
  9 28     Iwo ch. 15 Movie; Philosophy 11 29 o3     The Future?
                         
           
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