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Introduction to Scientific Programming with Python

Authors: Sundnes, Joakim

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  • Practical and example-based presentation quickly enables readers to start writing their own programsThe book combines practical tools of computational science with fundamental and generic programming concepts,  including object-oriented programmingProvides a compact introduction to the essential building blocks of programs for data-centric and computational applications

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This open access book offers an initial introduction to programming for scientific and computational applications using the Python programming language. The presentation style is compact and example-based, making it suitable for students and researchers with little or no prior experience in programming.

The book uses relevant examples from mathematics and the natural sciences to present programming as a practical toolbox that can quickly enable readers to write their own programs for data processing and mathematical modeling. These tools include file reading, plotting, simple text analysis, and using NumPy for numerical computations, which are fundamental building blocks of all programs in data science and computational science. At the same time, readers are introduced to the fundamental concepts of programming, including variables, functions, loops, classes, and object-oriented programming. Accordingly, the book provides a sound basis for further computer science and programming studies.

 

 

About the authors

Joakim Sundnes is Chief Research Scientist at Simula Research Laboratory and teaches undergraduate programming at the University of Oslo. His research is in scientific computing and computational science, mostly focused on biomechanics and computational physiology, and involves extensive programming in Python and other languages. For the last five years he has been responsible for the main introductory programming class for natural science students at the University of Oslo, and he has also taught multiple graduate courses in computational physiology and applied mathematics.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Getting Started with Python

    Pages 1-4

    Sundnes, Joakim

  • Computing with Formulas

    Pages 5-17

    Sundnes, Joakim

  • Loops and Lists

    Pages 19-34

    Sundnes, Joakim

  • Functions and Branching

    Pages 35-56

    Sundnes, Joakim

  • User Input and Error Handling

    Pages 57-80

    Sundnes, Joakim

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-50356-7
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Scientific Programming with Python
Authors
Series Title
Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50356-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50356-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-50355-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 148
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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