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The Resource A primer on scientific programming with Python, Hans Petter Langtangen

A primer on scientific programming with Python, Hans Petter Langtangen

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A primer on scientific programming with Python
Title
A primer on scientific programming with Python
Statement of responsibility
Hans Petter Langtangen
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. From the reviews: Langtangen ... does an excellent job of introducing programming as a set of skills in problem solving. He guides the reader into thinking properly about producing program logic and data structures for modeling real-world problems using objects and functions and embracing the object-oriented paradigm ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. F.H. Wild III, Choice, Vol. 47 (8), April 2010 Those of us who have learned scientific programming in Python 'on the streets' could be a little jealous of students who have the opportunity to take a course out of Langtangen's Primer.' John D. Cook, The Mathematical Association of America, September 2011 This book goes through Python in particular, and programming in general, via tasks that scientists will likely perform. It contains valuable informationfor students new to scientific computing and would be the perfect bridge between an introduction to programming and an advanced course on numerical methods or computational science. Alex Small, IEEE, CiSE Vol. 14 (2), March /April 2012
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GW5XE
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1962-
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Langtangen, Hans Petter
Dewey number
005.13/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.73.P98
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Texts in computational science and engineering,
Series volume
6
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  • Python (Computer program language)
  • Python (Computer program language)
Label
A primer on scientific programming with Python, Hans Petter Langtangen
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
885396984
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Fourth edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 865 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642549588
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-54959-5
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885396984
Label
A primer on scientific programming with Python, Hans Petter Langtangen
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
885396984
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Fourth edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 865 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642549588
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-54959-5
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885396984

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