Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences

Pythonic Geodynamics

Implementations for Fast Computing

Authors: Morra, Gabriele

  • Hands-on approach, with Python examples and practical exercises
  • Covers visualization in 2D and 3D, NumPy Arrays, MPI, Jupyter Notebooks 
  • Diverse numerical techniques: Lagrangian, Particles in Cell, Tree Codes, Boundary Elements
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This book addresses students and young researchers who want to learn to use numerical modeling to solve problems in geodynamics. Intended as an easy-to-use and self-learning guide, readers only need a basic background in calculus to approach most of the material. The book difficulty increases very gradually, through four distinct parts. The first is an introduction to the Python techniques necessary to visualize and run vectorial calculations. The second is an overview with several examples on classical Mechanics with examples taken from standard introductory physics books. The third part is a detailed description of how to write Lagrangian, Eulerian and Particles in Cell codes for solving linear and non-linear continuum mechanics problems. Finally the last one address advanced techniques like tree-codes, Boundary Elements, and illustrates several applications to Geodynamics. The entire book is organized around numerous examples in Python, aiming at encouraging the reader to le

arn by experimenting and experiencing, not by theory.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Bird’s Eye View

    Morra, Gabriele

    Pages 3-14

  • Visualization

    Morra, Gabriele

    Pages 15-33

  • Fast Python: NumPy and Cython

    Morra, Gabriele

    Pages 35-60

  • Mechanics I: Kinematics

    Morra, Gabriele

    Pages 63-75

  • Mechanics II: Newtonian Dynamics

    Morra, Gabriele

    Pages 77-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pythonic Geodynamics
Book Subtitle
Implementations for Fast Computing
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55682-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55682-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55680-2
Series ISSN
2193-8571
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 227
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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