A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python

  • Hans PetterĀ Langtangen

Part of the Texts in Computational Science and Engineering book series (TCSE, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 497-706

About this book


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.

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans PetterĀ Langtangen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Simula Research LaboratoryLysaker, FornebuNorway
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-18365-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18366-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-0994
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