Overview of the format for a C program. (Image by Prof. Thomas Herring.)
This course introduces programming languages and techniques used by physical scientists: FORTRAN, C, C++, MATLAB®, and Mathematica®. Emphasis is placed on program design, algorithm development and verification, and comparative advantages and disadvantages of different languages.
Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m, .tar, .f, .dat, and .nb. The .h files are header files. The .def file is an auxilliary file used with the .m files in this course.