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Computer Programming Advice for prospective Physics Majors

  1. Dec 28, 2015 #1
    Hello Everyone,
    I am a high school physics teacher seeking to give advice to students of mine that are interested in pursuing a physics major. I would imagine that if they want to do any undergraduate research then they better have some programming experience, because I can not imagine how they would be comparatively useful otherwise. Am I correct in this assumption? If so, what programming languages should I recommend for them to learn?
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2015 #2
    Working in the lab, the language I see most used is Python. I've seen C++ used less, but that may be a product of people not being as proficient with it. Experience with MATLAB is definitely good, as well as Latex.
     
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