This page enables you to plan your participation in Scientific Computing 272 carefully. Here you’ll find an up-to-date schedule, available in various formats for your convenience.


The 35 contact sessions, mandated by the university calendar, are used as either lectures (I do the talking, you might do some typing), or tutorials (you work, and the demis and I are available to help).

Day Time Lecture Venue Tutorial Venue
Thursday 11:00–11:50 Lecture Hall Alpha (Room 0067), Merensky Building Narga B & D
Friday 10:00–10:50 Room 1028, GG Cillié Building Narga B & D


Date Time Description Content
Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:00 Assignment 0 The Linux command line
Friday, 6 March 2020 10:00 Assignment 1 Introduction to Python
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 17:30 Semester Test 1 Linux and Python §1
Friday, 20 March 2020 10:00 Assignment 2 Strings in Python
Friday, 17 April 2020 10:00 Assignment 3 Modules in Python
Friday, 8 May 2020 10:00 Assignment 4 Lists in Python
Monday, 1 June 2020 09:00 Semester Test 2 Python §1–4
Thursday, 30 July 2020 11:00 Assignment 5 Choices in Python
Friday, 14 August 2020 10:00 Assignment 6 Repetition in Python
Thursday, 3 September 2020 11:00 Assignment 7 Numpy and linear algebra
Monday, 14 September 2020 17:30 Semester Test 3 Python §5–6
Friday, 2 October 2020 11:00 Assignment 8 Data processing and plotting
Friday, 30 October 2019 09:00 Comprehensive Test All work


On the agenda below, click on the green entry for details about the contact session, in particular, what will be covered during that contact session. (If you do not see the agenda, you may have to open Inetkey, or you have blockers installed in your browser.)

Google Calendar

You can add the Google Calendar for this module to your own calendar application. Alternatively, you can import it from this CSV file.

The Fine Print

  1. Check the schedule carefully for potential problems. Our contact sessions for the entire semester have been mapped out: If you miss anything, you cannot say afterwards that you did not know what was going to happen when.
  2. I would like to say the schedule is set in stone, but should something unforeseen happen, you will be informed of any changes via e-mail and notices on this website.
  3. The test dates are from the main university test and examination timetable, and cannot be changed. Check the dates carefully if you are repeating first-year subjects, or you take a subject that is not part of the typical programmes in the mathematical and physical sciences.