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A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python / Edition 3
     

A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python / Edition 3

by Hans Petter Langtangen
 

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ISBN-10: 3642302920

ISBN-13: 9783642302923

Pub. Date: 08/28/2012

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The book serves as a first introduction to computer programming of scientific applications, using the high-level Python language. The exposition is example- and problem-oriented, where the applications are taken from mathematics, numerical calculus, statistics, physics, biology, and finance. The book teaches "Matlab-style" and procedural programming as well as

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The book serves as a first introduction to computer programming of scientific applications, using the high-level Python language. The exposition is example- and problem-oriented, where the applications are taken from mathematics, numerical calculus, statistics, physics, biology, and finance. The book teaches "Matlab-style" and procedural programming as well as object-oriented programming. High school mathematics is a required background, and it is advantageous to study classical and numerical one-variable calculus in parallel with reading this book. Besides learning how to program computers, the reader will also learn how to solve mathematical problems, arising in various branches of science and engineering, with the aid of numerical methods and programming. By blending programming, mathematics and scientific applications, the book lays a solid foundation for practicing computational science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642302923
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Series:
Texts in Computational Science and Engineering Series , #6
Edition description:
3rd ed. 2012
Pages:
798
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Computing with
Formulas.- Loops and Lists.- Functions and Branching.- User Input and Error
Handling.- Array Computing and Curve Plotting.- Dictionaries and Strings.-
Introduction to Classes.- Random Numbers and Simple Games.- Object-Oriented Programming.-
Sequences and Difference Equations.- Introduction to Discrete Calculus.-
Introduction to Differential Equations.- A Complete Differential Equation
Project.- Programming of Differential Equations.- Debugging.- Migrating Python to Compiled Code.- Technical Topics.- References.- Index.

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