Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Svein Linge, Hans Petter Langtangen
    Pages 1-28 Open Access
  3. Svein Linge, Hans Petter Langtangen
    Pages 29-53 Open Access
  4. Svein Linge, Hans Petter Langtangen
    Pages 55-93 Open Access
  5. Svein Linge, Hans Petter Langtangen
    Pages 95-160 Open Access
  6. Svein Linge, Hans Petter Langtangen
    Pages 161-183 Open Access
  7. Svein Linge, Hans Petter Langtangen
    Pages 185-208 Open Access
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 209-232

About this book


This book presents computer programming as a key method for solving mathematical problems. There are two versions of the book, one for MATLAB and one for Python. The book was inspired by the Springer book TCSE 6: A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python (by Langtangen), but the style is more accessible and concise, in keeping with the needs of engineering students.

The book outlines the shortest possible path from no previous experience with programming to a set of skills that allows the students to write simple programs for solving common mathematical problems with numerical methods in engineering and science courses. The emphasis is on generic algorithms, clean design of programs, use of functions, and automatic tests for verification.


programming Python verification numerical methods differential equations

Authors and affiliations

  • Svein Linge
    • 1
  • Hans Petter Langtangen
    • 2
  1. 1.Process,Energy&Environmental TechnologyUniversity College of Southeast NorwayPorsgrunnNorway
  2. 2.Simula Research Laboratory BioCompLysakerNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32427-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32428-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-0994
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-179X
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