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An introduction to Scientific Computing with Python

Convenor: Steven Bamford

Module Code: AS1

Duration (Hours): 10 hours (5 weeks)

Start Date and Commitments

Starts Thursday, 18th Oct,
15:00 - 17:00 for 5 weeks.

Module Details

This course will give a general introduction to Python programming, useful for all physics postgrads, but with an emphasis on astronomy. It is primarily aimed at graduate students requiring credits as part of the MPAGS training scheme, but other interested students and staff are welcome to join on request.

A reasonable level of undergraduate programming experience is assumed.

The sessions will be timetabled soon. In previous years these have been distributed as one 1.5-2 hour session per week for five weeks in the Autumn semester. There are held in room B17 in the main Nottingham Physics building, and via Access Node broadcasts to various MPAGS and other institutions.

The course will be formatively assessed by the development of a working Python program related to your studies.

Further details here.