April 1, 2023
James Madison University
US/Eastern timezone
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Free Resources and Curricula for Teaching Scientific Computing: DSECOP, PICUP, PY4E

Apr 1, 2023, 1:30 PM
King Hall 0259 (James Madison University)

King Hall 0259

James Madison University

701 Carrier Dr. Harrisonburg, VA 22807
talk (15-minute) Afternoon Session 1A


Deva O'Neil (Bridgewater College)


Physics programs introduce students to scientific computing in various contexts and at various levels. In this talk, free resources and curricula are discussed for teaching computing to physics students in the following contexts: as part of a regular physics course, in a stand-alone physics course (Computational Physics), as a separate course requirement (Introductory Programming), and in special projects. The collections in PICUP and DSECOP as well as the free curriculum for python programming, PY4E, are highlighted. Comparisons of commonly-used free environments for python programming are briefly discussed.

Primary author

Deva O'Neil (Bridgewater College)

Presentation materials