Numerical Methods in Physics with Python

Numerical Methods in Physics with Python

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Alex Gezerlis
Cambridge University Press, 8/27/2020
EAN 9781108738934, ISBN10: 1108738931

Paperback, 606 pages, 24.6 x 18.9 x 3.5 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

Bringing together idiomatic Python programming, foundational numerical methods, and physics applications, this is an ideal standalone textbook for courses on computational physics. All the frequently used numerical methods in physics are explained, including foundational techniques and hidden gems on topics such as linear algebra, differential equations, root-finding, interpolation, and integration. Accompanying the mathematical derivations are full implementations of dozens of numerical methods in Python, as well as more than 250 end-of-chapter problems. Numerical methods and physics examples are clearly separated, allowing this introductory book to be later used as a reference; the penultimate section in each chapter is an in depth project, tackling physics problems which cannot be solved without the use of a computer. Written primarily for students studying computational physics, this textbook brings the non-specialist quickly up to speed with Python before looking in detail at the numerical methods often used in the subject.

List of codes
1. Idiomatic python
2. Numbers
3. Derivatives
4. Matrices
5. Roots
6. Approximation
7. Integrals
8. Differential equations
Appendix A. Installation and setup
Appendix B. Number representations
Appendix C. Math background