Computer Simulations with Mathematica (R): Explorations in Complex Physical and Biological Systems / Edition 1

Computer Simulations with Mathematica (R): Explorations in Complex Physical and Biological Systems / Edition 1

by Richard J. Gaylord, Paul R. Wellin
     
 

This book/CD-ROM package uses the Mathematica programming language to demonstrate the use of computer simulation as a research tool in all of the sciences, providing materials for students and professionals in such fields as physics, biology, chemistry, ecology, materials science and urban planning. The use of MathLink and "C" programs allow readers to run the most… See more details below

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This book/CD-ROM package uses the Mathematica programming language to demonstrate the use of computer simulation as a research tool in all of the sciences, providing materials for students and professionals in such fields as physics, biology, chemistry, ecology, materials science and urban planning. The use of MathLink and "C" programs allow readers to run the most time and memory intensive algorithms through a C-compiler on a local machine. Only a minimal background in Mathematica programming is assumed. Self-contained explanations of the Mathematica and the use of MathLink are given in the Appendices. Equal emphasis is placed on the development of efficient Mathematica programs and on the visualization and numerical analysis of computer simulation results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387942742
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Edition description:
BK&CD ROM
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.01(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
How to Use This Book
1The Random Walk3
2The Self-Avoiding Walk17
3Accretion31
4Spreading Phenomena45
5Percolation Clustering57
6The Ising Model75
7Darwinian Evolution83
8The Game of Life97
9Avalanches105
10The Q2R Ising Model111
11Excitable Media117
12Traffic135
13Forest Fires147
14Complexity157
App. A. Mathematica Programming173
App. B. Random Numbers207
App. C. Computer Simulations and MathLink221
App. D. Remote Computing with Mathematica255
App. E. MathLink Program Listing263
Index291

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