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Scientific Computing with SciPy for Undergraduate Physics Majors

G William Baxter
Physics, School of Science, Penn State Erie - The Behrend College

Abstract

The physics community is working to improve the undergraduate curriculum to include computer skills that graduates will need in the workforce. At Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, we have added computational tools to our Junior/Senior physics laboratory, PHYS421w Research Methods. The course emphasizes Python software tools (SciPy) for data analysis rather than traditional programming. The course uses real experiments to motivate the mastery of these tools.

Keywords

laboratory, computing, software tools, experiment

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