By Hans Petter Langtangen
The booklet serves as a primary creation 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, records, physics, biology and finance. The ebook teaches "Matlab-style" and procedural programming in addition to object-oriented programming. highschool arithmetic is a required heritage and it really is positive to review classical and numerical one-variable calculus in parallel with studying this booklet. in addition to studying the best way to software pcs, the reader also will how one can remedy mathematical difficulties, bobbing up in a number of branches of technological know-how and engineering, through numerical equipment and programming. through mixing programming, arithmetic and clinical purposes, the publication lays an excellent beginning for training computational science.
From the reports:
Langtangen … does a very good task of introducing programming as a suite of abilities in challenge fixing. He courses the reader into considering correctly approximately generating application common sense and knowledge buildings for modeling real-world difficulties utilizing items and services and embracing the object-oriented paradigm. … Summing Up: hugely suggested.
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 direction out of Langtangen’s Primer.”
John D. cook dinner, The Mathematical organization of the United States, September 2011
This publication is going via Python specifically, and programming ordinarily, through projects that scientists will most probably practice. It includes useful information for scholars new to medical computing and could be the excellent bridge among an advent to programming and a sophisticated direction on numerical equipment or computational science.
Alex Small, IEEE, CiSE Vol. 14 (2), March /April 2012
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A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python (Texts in Computational Science and Engineering) by Hans Petter Langtangen