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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Printed edition: |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Hans Petter Langtangen |

ISBN: | 9783662498873 3662498871 3662498863 9783662498866 |

OCLC Number: | 954466257 |

Description: | 1 online resource (xxxi, 922 pages) : illustrations. |

Contents: | Preface -- Computing with Formulas -- Loops and Lists -- Functions and Branching -- User Input and Error Handling -- Array Computing and Curve Plotting -- Dictionaries and Strings -- Introduction to Classes -- Random Numbers and Simple Games -- Object-Oriented Programming -- Sequences and Difference Equations -- Introduction to Discrete Calculus -- Introduction to Differential Equations -- A Complete Differential Equation Project -- Programming of Differential Equations -- Debugging -- Migrating Python to Compiled Code -- Technical Topics -- References -- Index. |

Series Title: | Texts in computational science and engineering, 6. |

Responsibility: | Hans Petter Langtangen. |

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"This update to previous editions ... continues to serve as an excellent introduction to scientific programming and the Python programming language. ... Each chapter has a significant collection of exercises, which reinforce the concepts contained in the chapter. ... this is an excellent book for any individual starting to learn scientific programming, and it will serve as a great reference book for those working in the field. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates." (D. B. Mason, Choice, Vol. 54 (9), May, 2017)"The authors have made a very concerted effort to describe Python in a very easy, flowing way with many useful case studies. ... I have no hesitation in recommending this book for senior high school students or freshmen in college. One must certainly have access to the Python development environment, and this book will be a worthy companion in the journey to mastering programming concepts." (Naga Narayanaswamy, Computing Reviews, May, 2017)"All the concepts are illustrated using relatively simple examples that are mostly mathematical. ... This book gives a thorough course to learn Python, and yet it is all brought at the level of a first year at the university. The fact that each concept is introduced with an example is essential. ... it is a description of how the language is used, which is a very natural approach." (European Mathematical Society, euro-math-soc.eu, August, 2016) Read more...

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