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Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Guide to Scientific Computing in C++

Authors: Pitt Francis, Joe, Whiteley, Jonathan

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  • With an emphasis on the modularity of C++ programming
  • Includes an introduction to parallel programming using MPI
  • Covers the object-oriented design of a numerical library for solving differential equations
  • Provides numerous examples, chapter-ending exercises, and code available to download
  • Updated new edition including additional material on software testing, and on some new features introduced in modern C++ standards such as C++11
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About this Textbook

This simple-to-follow textbook/reference provides an invaluable guide to object-oriented C++ programming for scientific computing. Through a series of clear and concise discussions, the key features most useful to the novice programmer are explored, enabling the reader to quickly master the basics and build the confidence to investigate less well-used features when needed. The text presents a hands-on approach that emphasizes the benefits of learning by example, stressing the importance of a clear programming style to minimise the introduction of errors into the code, and offering an extensive selection of practice exercises.

This updated and enhanced new edition includes additional material on software testing, and on some new features introduced in modern C++ standards such as C++11.

Topics and features: presents a practical treatment of the C++ programming language for applications in scientific computing; reviews the essentials of procedural programming in C++, covering variables, flow of control, input and output, pointers, functions and reference variables; introduces the concept of classes, showcasing the main features of object-orientation, and discusses such advanced C++ features as templates and exceptions; examines the development of a collection of classes for linear algebra calculations, and presents an introduction to parallel computing using MPI; describes how to construct an object-oriented library for solving second order differential equations; contains appendices reviewing linear algebra and useful programming constructs, together with solutions to selected exercises; provides exercises and programming tips at the end of every chapter, and supporting code at an associated website.

This accessible textbook is a “must-read” for programmers of all levels of expertise. Basic familiarity with concepts such as operations between vectors and matrices, and the Newton-Raphson method for finding the roots of non-linear equations, would be an advantage, but extensive knowledge of the underlying mathematics is not assumed.

About the authors

Dr. Joe Pitt-Francis is a Departmental Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and teaches Computer Science at Exeter College, the University of Oxford, UK.

Prof. Jonathan Whiteley is Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Governing Body Fellow of Linacre College, the University of Oxford, UK.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73132-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73131-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Scientific Computing in C++
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73132-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73132-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-73131-5
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIV, 287
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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