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Program Construction in C++ for Physicists

An advanced course on the object-oriented implementation of program systems with focus on C++.

The course covers object-oriented programming, basic notions in, and syntax of, C++; objects, classes and their definition, constructors and destructors; operators, operator overloading, polymorphism. Basics of abstract classes, inheritance, generic programming; selected components of the C++ standard library. Structured and unstructured grids, and data structures for their implementation. Implementation of numerical methods for partial differential equations and efficicient implementation of numerical algorithms.

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.

  • Course structure

    The course consists of two elements; theory and project tasks.

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures and exercises.


    The course is assessed through written examination. For information on how to register for exams at KTH, see:

    Exam information


    A list of examiners can be found on

    Exam information

  • Schedule

    The 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.

    Schedule for SF2565 at KTH

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    See course information for SF2565 at KTH

  • More information

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    Course web

    Registered students get access to the KTH course web in Canvas.

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