By Hans Petter Langtangen

Theaimofthisbookistoteachcomputerprogrammingusingexamples from arithmetic and the traditional sciences. we've selected to exploit the Python programming language since it combines striking energy with very fresh, uncomplicated, and compact syntax. Python is simple to profit and extremely like minded for an advent to desktop programming. Python is additionally really just like Matlab and a very good language for doing mathematical computing. you will mix Python with compiled languages, like Fortran, C, and C++, that are prevalent languages forscienti?ccomputations.AseamlessintegrationofPythonwithJava is o?ered by means of a distinct model of Python referred to as Jython. The examples during this ebook combine programming with appli- tions to arithmetic, physics, biology, and ?nance. The reader is - pected to have wisdom of easy one-variable calculus as taught in mathematics-intensive courses in excessive faculties. it's definitely an - vantage to take a school calculus path in parallel, ideally c- taining either classical and numerical features of calculus. even supposing no longer strictly required, a heritage in highschool physics makes the various examples extra meaningful.

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