### Research methodology (University of Rajasthan, Feb–December 2020)

Instructor: Sanjeev Kumar

Timings: Wednesday and Thursday, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM (In February and March)

Online: Monday and Tuesday, 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM (October)

## Syllabus covered in this course

**Latex**: Introduction of LaTeX, document structure, typesetting text, tables, figures, equations, references.**Scilab**: Introduction to scilab, command window, figure window, edit window, variables and arrays, initialising variables, multidimensional array, sub-array, special values, displaying output data, data file, scalar and array operations, Hierarchy of operations, built in scilab functions. Introduction to plotting, 2D and 3D plotting, relational and logical operators, the while loop, for loop, details of loop operations, break and continue statements, nested loops, logical arrays and vectorization, user defined functions, introduction to scilab functions, variable passing in scilab, optional arguments, preserving data between calls to a function. Complex and character data, string function. File processing, file opening and closing. Binary input/output functions, comparing binary and formatted functions. Applications related to research in physics.

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## Notes

You can try latex at home without installing at online tools like overleaf. For scilab, it is installed in computer lab at department of physics and very easy to install on other platforms. For more details about installation, you can visit at https://www.scilab.org

**Introduction to syllabus:**10 February 2020.**Lecture 1:**Introduction of LaTeX, document structure, typesetting text: 19 February 2020**Lecture 2:**Tables, figures, equations in LaTeX: 20 February 2020**Lecture 3:**References, drawing and other useful features of LaTeX: 26 February 2020**Lecture 4:**Introduction to scilab, command window, figure window, edit window: 27 February 2020**Lecture 5**: Displaying output data, Hierarchy of operations and Introduction to plotting in scilab: 4 March 2020**Lecture 6**: Variables and arrays, initialising variables, multidimensional array, sub-array, special values: 5 March 2020Lecture 7: : 11 March 2020

Lecture 8: : 12 March 2020

Online Lecture 01: Revision of previous classes about scilab: 5 October 2020

## Exam and Assignments

There will be no assignment for this course. Since, students have to perform in lab everyday, so it will be reviewed in lab by corresponding teacher.

## Contact details

Email: sanjeev@uniraj.ac.in

Office: R201

Mobile: +91 9462807073