By Hans Petter Langtangen
The booklet serves as a primary creation to desktop programming of clinical purposes, utilizing the high-level Python language. The exposition is instance and problem-oriented, the place the purposes are taken from arithmetic, numerical calculus, information, physics, biology and finance. The e-book teaches "Matlab-style" and procedural programming in addition to object-oriented programming. highschool arithmetic is a required heritage and it's constructive to check classical and numerical one-variable calculus in parallel with interpreting this e-book. along with studying tips on how to software pcs, the reader also will the best way to remedy mathematical difficulties, coming up in quite a few branches of technological know-how and engineering, through numerical equipment and programming. by way of mixing programming, arithmetic and clinical purposes, the publication lays a great origin for practising computational science.
From the stories:
Langtangen … does a superb task of introducing programming as a suite of talents in challenge fixing. He courses the reader into considering thoroughly approximately generating software common sense and information buildings for modeling real-world difficulties utilizing items and features and embracing the object-oriented paradigm. … Summing Up: hugely instructed.
F. H. Wild III, selection, Vol. forty seven (8), April 2010
Those people who've realized medical programming in Python ‘on the streets’ can be a little jealous of scholars who've the chance to take a path out of Langtangen’s Primer.”
John D. prepare dinner, The Mathematical organization of the USA, September 2011
This e-book is going via Python specifically, and programming normally, through initiatives that scientists will most likely practice. It comprises invaluable information for scholars new to medical computing and will be the ideal bridge among an creation to programming and a complicated path on numerical tools or computational science.
Alex Small, IEEE, CiSE Vol. 14 (2), March /April 2012
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