Physics 410: Computational Physics: Online Course Resources
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Last updated September 2003
Note: ``PS'' indicates a Postscript document, ``PDF'' indicates Adobe
portable document format.
UNIX and General Information
UBC Physics & Astronomy Computer Labs:
The site includes links to: an overview
of the lab's facilities
and policies, a list of available software,
on-line registration, FAQs and more.
In addition to the three lnx machines,
you will be able to use the PCs configured as X-terminals to lts1,
as well as the Windows NT PCs---all located in Hennings 205---for
- UT Austin
Computation Center Unix Resources. An excellent collection of Unix
resources and links including an
Introduction to Unix for novices.
- Introduction to Command Line Linux by Eric Nodwell, UBC Physics and Astronomy Dept.
Internet Unix & Tutorials from North Carolina AT. Various guides
and Unix links. Use with caution as some material is specific to NCAT.
vi Editor Tutorial. This is the first document returned
on August 30 2003, by the Google search 'vi editor tutorial';
there are literally hundreds of such tutorials on the Web.
Emacs (Text Editing [and more!])
- XEmacs.org: The home page for the XEmacs project,
containing links to a wealth of information about XEmacs.
- XEmacs User's Guide (local copy) (PDF).
Note: This manual is nearly 400 pages in length, so you may want to think carefully
before you print it!
Searching the Web
- Google. The premier Web search-engine (at least for
the time being!)
Creating HTML documents
A Beginner's Guide to HTML (from NCSA)
A More Complete Guide to HTML (from UBC).
An older (c 1994-1995) NCSA guide which I downloaded so that
browsing would be snappier. Still a useful guide/reference for the
"basics" of HTML.
- Choose the Composing and editing Web pages
option from Netscape's Help menu (you may have to first choose
Help Contents from the main menu).
- One of the easiest and most powerful ways of learning HTML is to
use the Page Source feature from Netscape's View menu.
Find a Web document with a layout or feature you wish to emulate, select
Page Source from the View and then examine the source
(which will appear in a separate window) to see how things are done.
Maple (Symbolic Manipulation)
- Maple: Maple Home Page including links to various Maple Web sites.
NOTE: The current version of maple is Maple 9.
In the course, however, we will be using an older version, Maple 6.
Graphing (XY plots)
FORTRAN 77 Programming
FORTRAN 90 Programming
Other Computational Physics/Science Courses & Programs
General Physics Resources