Programming and Computer Science for Physicists
7.5 credits cr.
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The course gives you knowledge of program and data structures, and improves your programming technique.
The course covers structured programming in a couple of modern programming languages e.g. Python and C. Program quality. Testing and error search. Use of library functions. Datatypes, e.g. stack, queue, tree. Computer Science algorithms, e.g. searching, sorting, recursion.
This course is given jointly with KTH, and you can find more information about the schedule, course literature etc. on KTH's pages - see links below.
The course consists of three modules; theory, project and practical exercises.
Teaching consists of lectures, exercises, submitted work, practical exercises, project task, and presentations.
Assessment takes place through written and/or oral examination, written and oral group presentation of project task. For information on how to register for exams at KTH, see:
A list of examiners can be found on
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.