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Teaching Monte Carlo codes at university: Development of a Geant4 course for students of schools of physics

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Abstract


  • Nowadays, it is important that students of Schools of Physics include the study of Monte Carlo codes in their curriculum as these codes are widely used in research. At the School of Engineering Physics of the University of Wollongong, we designed and set in place a Geant4 course addressed to the Medical Physics domain. In this paper, we illustrate the main features of the course and its development since 2010. The design of this course maybe adopted to teach Geant4 or any other Monte Carlo code, and in general to teach complex software tools to students with limited computing background. © 2012 IEEE.

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  • 2012

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  • Guatelli, S., Cutajar, D. L., Rozenfeld, A. & Layton, C. (2012). Teaching Monte Carlo codes at university: Development of a Geant4 course for students of schools of physics. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012 (pp. W2C-11-W2C-15). USA: IEEE.

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  • 2-s2.0-84871491304

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1018&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/16

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  • W2C-11

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  • W2C-15

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  • http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6337030

Abstract


  • Nowadays, it is important that students of Schools of Physics include the study of Monte Carlo codes in their curriculum as these codes are widely used in research. At the School of Engineering Physics of the University of Wollongong, we designed and set in place a Geant4 course addressed to the Medical Physics domain. In this paper, we illustrate the main features of the course and its development since 2010. The design of this course maybe adopted to teach Geant4 or any other Monte Carlo code, and in general to teach complex software tools to students with limited computing background. © 2012 IEEE.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Guatelli, S., Cutajar, D. L., Rozenfeld, A. & Layton, C. (2012). Teaching Monte Carlo codes at university: Development of a Geant4 course for students of schools of physics. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012 (pp. W2C-11-W2C-15). USA: IEEE.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84871491304

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1018&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/16

Start Page


  • W2C-11

End Page


  • W2C-15

Place Of Publication


  • http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6337030