Computational Skills

Version 1, January 29, 2021

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Evidence

There is an extensive peer-reviewed literature in computational physics education, much of which is highlighted in a special issue of the American Journal of Physics (Reference 1). Reference 2 documents current practices in computational physics, and Reference 3 and references therein provide evidence for the need for computational skills development in physics programs.

  1. W. Christian and B. Ambrose (editors), Theme Double Issue on Incorporating Computation into the Physics Curriculum, American Journal of Physics, 76(4&5) (2008).
  2. M. D. Caballero and L. Merner, “Prevalence and nature of computational instruction in undergraduate physics programs across the United States,” Physical Review Physics Education Research, 14(2), 020129 (2018).
  3. P. Heron, L. McNeil, et al. (editors) “Phys21: Preparing Physics Students for 21st-Century Careers,” American Physical Society (2016).

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