Computational Physics

Scope of questions for State exams of Master's degree program

Branch: Physics of Plasma and Thermonuclear Fusion

Subject: Computational Physics

Subjects regarding the questions:

  • 12PF1 Computational Physics 1
  • 12PF2 Computational Physics 2
  1. Programming languages for scientific computing, tools for code debugging and error detection, parallelization, supercomputers

  2. Methods of artificial intelligence in computational physics, expert systems, genetic algorithms, neural networks

  3. Complex systems, chaos, applications in physics

  4. Molecular dynamics, potentials and integration of equations of motion

  5. Monte Carlo method, Metropolis algorithm, transport of particles

  6. Solving the transport of charged plasma particles by Particle in Cell method, stability and applicability of the method, interpolation of quantities to the computational mesh

  7. Methods for solving Maxwell's equations, method of finite differences in temporal domain

  8. Computational dynamics of compressible fluids, conservation laws, Euler equations, Eulerian numerical methods

  9. Lagrangian and ALE methods, mesh smoothing, conservative interpolations

  10. Basic models of physical effects in hydrodynamic codes, laser absorption, heat conductivity, equations of state