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A Short Course in Computational Science and Engineering

A Short Course in Computational Science and Engineering
C++, Java and Octave Numerical Programming with Free Software Tools

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  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521116817

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  • Building on his highly successful textbook on C++, David Yevick provides a concise yet comprehensive one-stop course in three key programming languages, C++, Java and Octave (a freeware alternative to MATLAB). Employing only public-domain software, this book presents a unique overview of numerical and programming techniques, including object-oriented programming, elementary and advanced topics in numerical analysis, physical system modelling, scientific graphics, software engineering and performance issues. Compact, transparent code in all three programming languages is applied to the fundamental equations of quantum mechanics, electromagnetics, mechanics and statistical mechanics. Uncommented versions of the code that can be immediately modified and adapted are provided online for the more involved programs. This compact, practical text is an invaluable introduction for students in all undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in the physical sciences or engineering that require numerical modelling, and also a key reference for instructors and scientific programmers.

    • Presents the first unified treatment of Octave (MATLAB), C++ and Java together with numerical methods and physical applications
    • All aspects of installation and implementation of the exclusively free software used in the book are summarised and the resulting techniques can be shared among different users in a group setting
    • Material has been developed over 20 years of experience developing scientific programming courses for engineers and scientists and will benefit students and researchers in all areas of mathematics, engineering and pure and applied science
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    "… a very valuable, comprehensive reference for users of public domain key programming languages. Undergraduate and graduate students in physical sciences and engineering and working scientists will benefit from this short course on computational science."
    Axel Mainzer Koenig, Optics and Photonics News

    "I recommend this book as a fine all-in-one package of essentials for those who use computation in their scientific or engineering endeavors."
    George Hacken, Computing Reviews

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    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521116817
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 192 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Octave programming
    3. Installing and running the Dev-C++ programming environment
    4. Introduction to computer and software architecture
    5. Fundamental concepts
    6. Procedural programming basics
    7. An introduction to object-oriented analysis
    8. C++ object-oriented programming syntax
    9. Arrays and matrices
    10. Input and output stream
    11. References
    12. Pointers and dynamic memory allocation
    13. Memory management
    14. The static keyword, multiple and virtual inheritance, templates and the STL library
    15. Creating a Java development environment
    16. Basic Java programming constructs
    17. Java classes and objects
    18. Advanced Java features
    19. Introductory numerical analysis
    20. Linear algebra
    21. Fourier transforms
    22. Differential equations
    23. Monte-Carlo methods
    24. Parabolic partial differential equation solvers
    Index.

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    David Yevick, University of Waterloo, Ontario
    David Yevick is a Professor of Physics at the University of Waterloo. He has been engaged for 30 years in scientific programming in various fields of optical communications and solid state physics at numerous university and industrial establishments, where he performed pioneering work on the numerical modelling of optical communication devices and systems. Dr Yevick is currently a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Optical Society of America as well as a registered Professional Engineer (Ontario). He has taught scientific and engineering programming for over 20 years and has authored or co-authored over 170 refereed journal articles.

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