 Learning objectives
 Gaining insight into the concepts and methods of classical analytical and numerical modeling techniques;
 Training and enhancing the modeling ability;
 Application of advanced mathematical and numerical methods to physical systems.
 ContentThe course illustrates the steps towards the definition of analytical and numerical models for physical phenomena. Few outstanding examples are discussed in the context of classical problems from Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Statistical Physics, Classical Mechanics, Chaos Theory or Quantum Physics.
The course covers models with relevance for a broad range of physical problems and presents standard methodologies for solving the analytical and numerical models discussed.
 Partial differential equations;
 Classical analytical modelling techniques
 Particle based methods:
 Langevin and FokkerPlanck equations;
 Variational methods;
 Numerical modelling.
 Entrance requirementsThe following course modules must be completed:   Advanced calculus (  2DN50  ) 
  Linear algebra and vectorcalculus (  2DN60  ) 
 And at least one of the following course modules must be completed:   Calculus variant C (  2WCB0  ) 
  Calculus variant B (  2WBB0  ) 
  Calculus variant A (  2WAB0  ) 

 Entrance requirements tests Assumed previous knowledgePrevious knowledge can be gained byResources for self study   Required materialsEssential Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences by K.F. Riley and M.P. Hobson. Cambridge University Press 2011.ISBN  :   9780521761147 

 Recommended materialsAdditional course material will be provided 
 Instructional modes (attendance)TestsWrittenTest weight   60 
Minimum grade   5 
Test type   Written 
Number of opportunities   2 
Opportunities   Block 1, Block 2 
Test duration in minutes   180 
Assessment RemarkPhysical modelling and simulating
 Assignment(s)Test weight   20 
Minimum grade    
Test type   Assignment(s) 
Number of opportunities   2 
Opportunities   Block 1, Block 2 
Test duration in minutes    
Assessment RemarkPhysical modelling and simulating
 (Homework) assignmentTest weight   20 
Minimum grade    
Test type   (Homework) assignment 
Number of opportunities   2 
Opportunities   Block 1, Block 2 
Test duration in minutes    
Assessment RemarkPhysical modelling and simulating


 