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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHZ5156c

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-12-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change pre-req to “COP 5016, PHZ 5154, PHZ 4151, or CI” Change Description to: "C or Fortran programming applied to science and engineering problems. Data analysis, numerical algorithms, modeling, parallel computation. Subjects: neurobiology, quantum magnetism, chaos, etc. Familiarity with programming in a compiled language assumed."
Comments: For PhD in Applied Physics, MS in Physics - Required. Form incomplete. Emailed 2/11/15. Updated 8/28/15. GC approved 10/12/15. to USF Sys 10/12/15; to SCNS 10/28/15. Approved effective 12/1/15


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5153 2014-12-15
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Physics AS TPA-10000-125300-000000-0000000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    David Rabson 41207 davidra@ewald.cas.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHZ 5156c Computational Physics I

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 O - Other -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Computational Physics I
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    CGS 5765

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    C programming applied to real science and engineering problems. Data analysis, numerical algorithms, modeling, parallel computation. Subjects selected from current research may include neurobiology, quantum magnetism, chaos, finance, materials science.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    The course is popular with students beginning computational research as well as with experimental grad students seeking to fulfill their computational requirement.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    doctorate in physics or related field


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    OBJECTIVES: PREPARE STUDENTS FOR COMPUTATIONAL

    RESEARCH, INTRODUCE THEM TO ACTIVE AREAS OF RESEARCH,

    AND GIVE THEM A MARKETABLE SKILL.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    STUDENTS ARE PREPARED FOR COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH,

    HAVE LEARNED ABOUT SOME ACTIVE AREAS OF RESEARCH, AND

    HAVE A MARKETABLE SKILL.

    C. Major Topics

    MAJOR TOPICS: DATA ANALYSIS,

    ALGORITHMS, MODELING, AND PARALLEL COMPUTATION WITH

    APPLICATIONS TO (AS EXAMPLES) NEUROBIOLOGY, QUANTUM

    MAGNETISM, CHAOS, FINANCE, AND MATERIALS SCIENCE.

    D. Textbooks

    COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS, THIJSSEN; THE C PROGRAMMING

    LANGUAGE, KERNIGHAN AND RITCHIE; NUMERICAL RECIPES IN C,

    PRESS, VETTERLING, TEUKOLSKY, FLANNERY.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    *no changes*

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    *no changes*

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    *no changes*

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    *no changes*

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Ph.D. in applied physics and master's programs in physics


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    *no changes*



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