2011/2012 Lecture plan

Tentative Lecture Plan (deviations may occur):

Nov. 11: Introduction, Physics of N-Body Systems, Time Scales, Overview of Codes (Direct, Tree, FMM)

Nov. 18: Two-Body Problem, Hamiltonian Dynamics, Leap Frog

Nov. 25: Leap Frog (cont'd), Hermite Scheme(s), Time Stepping, Ahmad-Cohen neighbour scheme

Dec. 2: Regularisation - Two-Body KS, Three-Body, Chain

Dec. 9: Parallelization and GPU Implementation

Dec. 16: No Lecture due to NAOC Galaxy and Cosmology Meeting

Dec. 23 - Jan. 6: Christmas Break

Jan. 13: Lecture will continue... plan is not fixed yet.