Faculty of Mathematics: CATAM

Part II Computational Projects Manual (July 2014 Edition)

Please note: this edition is valid only for the Part II academic year 2014-15.

Background

This is the on-line version of the Part II Computational Projects Manual for the academic year 2014-15.

It is available in Portable Document Format (PDF): most computers will be able to read this format automatically, but if not then you should download Adobe Reader. In cases of difficulty, the CATAM demonstrators can help you display or print the files.

Misprints that are discovered in the manual will be announced via CATAM News. The on-line version will be corrected, and so should be up to date. However, it should always be read in conjunction with CATAM News.

The unit allocation for each project is given in brackets after its title. Some of the projects require data files, which can be found here.

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Contents

Introduction
1. Numerical Methods

1.3 Parabolic Partial Differential Equations (7)
1.8 Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations (8)

2. Waves

2.7 Soliton Solutions of the KdV Equation (7)
2.10 Phase and Group Velocity (8)

3. Fluid and Solid Mechanics

3.1 Boundary Layer Flow (6)
3.4 Convection of Magnetic Flux (10)

4. Dynamics

4.3 The Rotating Top (6)

5. Quantum Mechanics

5.3 Bound State Energies for One-Dimensional Potentials (9)

6. Electromagnetism

6.1 Diffraction Pattern due to a Current Strip (7)

7. Mathematical Methods

7.5 Padé Approximants (8)
7.6 Insulation (10)

9. Operational Research

9.3 Protein Comparison in Bioinformatics (8)
9.5 The Google PageRank Algorithm (5)

10. Statistics

10.7 Bayesian Regression using a Simulated Sample (7)
10.10 Moving Blocks Bootstrap (5)

11. Statistical Physics

11.3 Classical Gasses with a Demon Algorithm (8)

12. Nonlinear Dynamics & Dynamical Systems

12.8 A Nonlinear Map and the Dynamics of Hydrogen Atoms in Electric Fields (7)
12.9 Differential Equations for Nonlinear Oscillators (10)

14. General Relativity

14.1 Particle or Photon Orbits near a Black Hole (8)
14.6 Isolating Integrals for Geodesic Motion (8)

15. Number Theory

15.1 Primality Tests (9)
15.8 Elliptic Curves (8)
15.9 Positive Definite Binary Quadratic Forms (8)

16. Algebra

16.8 The Character Table of a Finite Group (9)
16.9 Resultants and Resolvants (8)

17. Combinatorics

17.4 Connectivity (7)
17.5 Matchings (6)

19. Communication Theory

19.2 Information Content of Natural Language (4)

20. Probability

20.1 The Percolation Model (7)
20.2 Importance Sampling and Fast Simulation (5)

23. Astrophysics

23.4 Stellar Structure (8)
23.8 Chaos in the Encounter Map (8)



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