10 Credits SPRING


Pre-requisites: PHY235, PHY241

PHY225, PHY235 or PHY241


Aims/Description: Python is a widely-available programming language that can be used to design powerful computer programmes suitable for scientific applications. Python is also used widely in the computing industry and in research. This module builds on the basic introduction provided in PHY235 by introducing advanced concepts such as defensive programming, classes, program design and optimisation. This teaching will be underpinned with a series of projects which will furnish the students with the ability to design complex Python scripts to address a wide variety of problems including those involving analysis of `big data with emphasis on presentation of results using advanced visualisation methods.

Staff Contact: Julie Milner
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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