Computational Methods for Physicists

Compendium for Students

  • Simon Sirca
  • Martin Horvat

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Simon Širca, Martin Horvat
    Pages 1-55
  3. Simon Širca, Martin Horvat
    Pages 57-108
  4. Simon Širca, Martin Horvat
    Pages 109-157
  5. Simon Širca, Martin Horvat
    Pages 159-205
  6. Simon Širca, Martin Horvat
    Pages 207-275
  7. Simon Širca, Martin Horvat
    Pages 277-333
  8. Simon Širca, Martin Horvat
    Pages 335-400
  9. Simon Širca, Martin Horvat
    Pages 401-465
  10. Simon Širca, Martin Horvat
    Pages 467-517
  11. Simon Širca, Martin Horvat
    Pages 519-573
  12. Simon Širca, Martin Horvat
    Pages 575-620
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 621-715

About this book

Introduction

This book helps advanced undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students in their daily work by offering them a compendium of numerical methods. The choice of methods pays  significant attention to error estimates, stability and convergence issues as well as to the ways to optimize program execution speeds. Many examples are given throughout the chapters, and each chapter is followed by at least a handful of more comprehensive problems which may be dealt with, for example, on a weekly basis in a one- or two-semester course. In these end-of-chapter problems the physics background is pronounced, and the main text preceding them is intended as an introduction or as a later reference. Less stress is given to the explanation of individual algorithms. It is tried to induce in the reader an own independent thinking and a certain amount of scepticism and scrutiny instead of blindly following readily available commercial tools.

Keywords

Computational Algorithms Computational Physics Textbook Mathematical Methods in Physics Numerical Analysis Textbook Numerical Methods in Physics Compendium Polynomial Equations Program Execution Scalar Equations Solution of Nonlinear Equations Vector Equations

Authors and affiliations

  • Simon Sirca
    • 1
  • Martin Horvat
    • 2
  1. 1., Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2., Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32478-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32477-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32478-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4513
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4521
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