By Hans Petter Langtangen
The booklet serves as a primary advent to laptop programming of medical purposes, utilizing the high-level Python language. The exposition is instance and problem-oriented, the place the purposes are taken from arithmetic, numerical calculus, facts, physics, biology and finance. The booklet teaches "Matlab-style" and procedural programming in addition to object-oriented programming. highschool arithmetic is a required heritage and it truly is valuable to check classical and numerical one-variable calculus in parallel with interpreting this booklet. along with studying tips on how to application pcs, the reader also will the right way to resolve mathematical difficulties, bobbing up in quite a few branches of technological know-how and engineering, by way of numerical equipment and programming. via mixing programming, arithmetic and clinical functions, the booklet lays an outstanding origin for working towards computational science.
From the reviews: Langtangen … does an outstanding task of introducing programming as a suite of talents in challenge fixing. He publications the reader into pondering effectively approximately generating application good judgment and knowledge buildings for modeling real-world difficulties utilizing gadgets and services and embracing the object-oriented paradigm. … Summing Up: hugely recommended.
F. H. Wild III, selection, Vol. forty seven (8), April 2010
Those folks who've realized clinical 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 US, September 2011
This ebook is going via Python specifically, and programming typically, through projects that scientists will most probably practice. It comprises worthwhile information for scholars new to medical computing and may be the ideal bridge among an creation to programming and a sophisticated direction on numerical equipment or computational science.
Alex Small, IEEE, CiSE Vol. 14 (2), March /April 2012
“This fourth version is a
wonderful, inclusive textbook that covers pretty well every little thing one wishes to
know to head from 0 to relatively refined clinical programming in Python…”
Joan Horvath, Computing reports, March
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