By Hans Petter Langtangen
The ebook serves as a primary advent to machine 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, information, physics, biology and finance. The ebook teaches "Matlab-style" and procedural programming in addition to object-oriented programming. highschool arithmetic is a required historical past and it really is helpful to check classical and numerical one-variable calculus in parallel with interpreting this e-book. along with studying tips on how to software desktops, the reader also will find out how to remedy mathematical difficulties, bobbing up in numerous branches of technology and engineering, as a result of numerical equipment and programming. via mixing programming, arithmetic and medical functions, the e-book lays a high-quality origin for practising computational science.
From the experiences:
Langtangen … does a good task of introducing programming as a suite of abilities in challenge fixing. He courses the reader into pondering adequately approximately generating application good judgment and information buildings for modeling real-world difficulties utilizing gadgets and services and embracing the object-oriented paradigm. … Summing Up: hugely instructed.
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. cook dinner, The Mathematical organization of the US, September 2011
This e-book is going via Python specifically, and programming in most cases, through initiatives that scientists will most likely practice. It comprises useful information for scholars new to clinical computing and may be the excellent bridge among an creation to programming and a complicated path on numerical equipment or computational science.
Alex Small, IEEE, CiSE Vol. 14 (2), March /April 2012
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