Laurence Sebastian Bowes

About

Physics student, tutor, system administrator, problem solver.

Education

Currently studying theoretical physics at Swansea University.

Interests

My main interests include mathematical physics and simulation. Side interests include programming, linguistics and foreign languages.

Languages

Programming

  • Python
  • C
  • Mathematica

Natural

  • English C2
  • Russian B2
  • French A2
  • Esperanto A2

Notes

University Notes

These are some university-level notes that I write for my own entertainment (read: due to boredom). You may or may not find them useful.

GCSE Maths

I maintain some GCSE Maths notes here

Contact

If you spot a mistake here or want to have a chat, there are a few ways of getting in contact with me.

Bits and bobs

These are some site functionality tests.

Gaussian integral

\[\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{-\alpha x^2}\mathrm{d}x = \sqrt{\frac{\pi}{\alpha}}\]

Microcanonical ensemble

\[\Sigma (E,V,N) = \int_{\mathscr{H}(q, p) < E} \mathrm{d}^{3N} q\ \mathrm{d}^{3N} p \]

Here's a random piece of code…

import matplotlib
matplotlib.use('Agg')
import numpy as np
x = np.linspace(-5,5,1000)
z = np.exp(-x*x/2)
vals = np.random.randn(1000000)
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
fig=plt.figure(figsize=(7, 5))
plt.hist(vals, bins=500)
plt.plot(x, 8000*y, '--')
fig.tight_layout()
plt.savefig("images/random.png")
"images/random.png"

…which makes this random graph :)

random.png

Author: Laurence Sebastian Bowes

Created: 2018-12-16 Sun 17:19