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An Introduction to Computational Physics

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521532761

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  • Thoroughly updated and revised for its second edition, this advanced textbook provides an introduction to the basic methods of computational physics, and an overview of recent progress in several areas of scientific computing. Tao Pang presents many step-by-step examples, including program listings in JavaTM, of practical numerical methods from modern physics and related areas. Now including many more exercises, the volume can be used as a textbook for either undergraduate or first-year graduate courses on computational physics or scientific computation. It will also be a useful reference for anyone involved in computational research.

    • Detailed descriptions of the traditional computational methods
    • Concise introductions to the newest developments in scientific computing
    • Vivid and practical examples from contemporary physics and related fields, useful to students and researchers. Includes extensive exercises
    • Programs written in Java
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    "Overall, the book is clearly written. This book might be quite helpful to anyone working on the topics it covers. It provides insight into a great range of topics in mathematics, physics, and computing. The many exercises should benefit students. The many techniques discussed should suit workers in a variety of fields."
    David P. Maroun for Canadian Association of Physics

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521532761
    • length: 402 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to first edition
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1. Introduction
    2. Approximation of a function
    3. Numerical calculus
    4. Ordinary differential equations
    5. Numerical methods for matrices
    6. Spectral analysis
    7. Partial differential equations
    8. Molecular dynamics simulations
    9. Modeling continuous systems
    10. Monte Carlo simulations
    11. Genetic algorithm and programming
    12. Numerical renormalization
    References
    Index.

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    Tao Pang, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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