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Introductory Computational Physics

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ISBN-10: 0521828627

ISBN-13: 9780521828628

Edition: 2005

Authors: Andi Klein, Alexander Godunov

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Computers are one of the most important tools available to physicists, whether for calculating and displaying results, simulating experiments, or solving complex systems of equations. Introducing students to computational physics, this textbook reveals how to use computers to solve mathematical problems in physics and teaches students about choosing different numerical approaches. It also introduces students to many of the programs and packages available. The book relies solely on free software: the operating system chosen is Linux, which comes with an excellent C++ compiler, and the graphical interface is the ROOT package available for free from CERN.
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Book details

List price: $106.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/9/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 148
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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Introduction
Basics
Short introduction to Linux
Interpolation I
Interpolation II
Taking derivatives
Numerical integration
Solution of nonlinear equations
Differential equations, 10. Matrices
Random processes and Monte Carlo simulation
The ROOT system
Free scientific libraries
FORTRAN and C++
Program listings