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By Rubin H. Landau

Computational physics is a swiftly growing to be subfield of computational technology, largely simply because pcs can resolve formerly intractable difficulties or simulate common techniques that don't have analytic suggestions. the next move past Landau's First path in medical Computing and a follow-up to Landau and Páez's Computational Physics , this article provides a extensive survey of key subject matters in computational physics for complex undergraduates and starting graduate scholars, together with new discussions of visualization instruments, wavelet research, molecular dynamics, and computational fluid dynamics. by way of treating technology, utilized arithmetic, and desktop technological know-how jointly, the e-book finds how this data base should be utilized to a much wider diversity of real-world difficulties than computational physics texts in general address.

Designed for a one- or two-semester direction, A Survey of Computational Physics also will curiosity somebody who desires a reference on or useful adventure within the fundamentals of computational physics. The textual content encompasses a CD-ROM with supplementary fabrics, together with Java, Fortran, and C courses; animations; visualizations; colour figures; interactive Java applets; codes for MPI, PVM, and OpenDX; and a PVM tutorial.

  • Accessible to complicated undergraduates
  • Real-world problem-solving technique
  • Java codes and applets built-in with textual content
  • Accompanying CD-ROM includes codes, applets, animations, and visualization documents
  • Companion website comprises movies of lectures

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