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Computational physics: Quiz


Question 1: The matrix eigenvalue problem – the problem of finding eigenvalues of very large matrices, and their corresponding eigenvectors (________ in quantum physics)
Eigenvalue, eigenvector and eigenspaceLinear algebraVector spaceMatrix (mathematics)

Question 2: Stochastic methods, especially ________
Maximum likelihoodProbabilityMonte Carlo methodStatistics

Question 3: Computational solid state physics, for example, uses ________ to calculate properties of solids, a method similar to that used by chemists to study molecules.
Tight bindingMuffin-tin approximationHartree–Fock methodDensity functional theory

Question 4: Computational physics is the study and implementation of numerical ________ to solve problems in physics for which a quantitative theory already exists.
AlgorithmAlgorithm characterizationsAlan TuringLogic

Question 5: Specialized partial differential equation methods, for example the finite difference method and the ________
Multigrid methodSpectral methodCollocation methodFinite element method

Question 6: It is often regarded as a subdiscipline of theoretical physics but some consider it an intermediate branch between theoretical and ________.
Classical mechanicsAlhazenPhysicistExperimental physics

Question 7: This is especially true with ________, where only a handful of simple models have complete analytic solutions.
Quantum mechanicsIntroduction to quantum mechanicsSchrödinger equationWave–particle duality


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