Islam Bedir

Course Description


Computational Physics: (4525): (2 weighted high school science credits)

Computational physics uses advanced computing capabilities to understand and solve complex problems. It is about the application of computers to advance science, largely the modeling and simulating of the physical world. The computational physics course focuses on the computational aspects of physical problems. It takes advantage of improvements in computer hardware and robust mathematical techniques. The scope of this course is the presentation of improved techniques for the numerical solution of problems in areas of college physics. It covers mechanics, thermodynamics, oscillations, sound, electricity and selected topics in modern physics. Students in this course utilize computational tools such as a high-level programming language (Python) or Mathematica. The course begins by introducing the fundamental concepts in Newtonian mechanics on one side, and computational tools on the other. Later in the course students learn how to combine these two disciplines and acquire the skills needed to solve complex problems in Physics. Concepts are reinforced through hands-on demonstrations and physics labs. Prerequisites: Algebra II/Trig, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (2/3 Sciences)


BS. Theoretical Physics, Bosphorus University
MS., Theoretical Physics, Old Dominion University
PhD. Theoretical Physics, Old Dominion University

He was adjunct faculty and taught college physics at Thomas Nelson Community College for two years.