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Course Dual Degree (B. Tech + Master of Science / Master of Technology)
Semester Sem. VII
Subject Code ESA414
Subject Title Computational Astrophysics


Overview of numerical computation – Simple problems: data sorting, root finding etc. - Numerical solutions of algebraic equations – Numerical integration, interpolation/extrapolation – Numerical differentiation – Ordinary differential equations – Partial differential equations – Statistics, Least-squares fitting – Data crunching, dealing large data set – Fourier transform – Advanced Applications in Astrophysics: N-Body Methods, Hydrodynamics – Monte Carlo Methods.

Text Books

1. Numerical Recipes in C, The Art of Scientific Computing, W.H. Press et al.

2. Numerical Methods in astrophysics: An Introduction, Bodenheimer et al., Taylor & Francis, 2007

3. Astrophysics with a PC: An Introduction to Computational Astrophysics, P. Hellings, Willmann-Bell, 1994

4. Data Reduction and Error Analysis for Physical Sciences, P. R. Bevington & K.K. Robinson, McGraw-Hill, 2003


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