I developed a new computational physics course for physics and biomedical physics majors.
This course is using a flipped classroom approach. Lectures are recorded and assessed via short quizzes. Classroom time is entirely devoted to doing exercises and projects.
I take the students from having no idea of programming to doing advanced projects in one semester using MATLAB.
Here are some of the projects the students do:
- Simulation of site percolation
- Monte Carlo simulation of single-molecule AFM force measurements
- Comparing bacterial motion to random walk
- Computational linguistics: Can a computer distinguish Shakespeare from Poe?
- Evolutionary game theory
- Biological pattern formation
- CT scan reconstruction
- Neural nets: Hopfield model
- Nonlinear data fitting
- Nonlinear differential equations, chaos, and nerve conduction