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Introduction to Scientific Programming Computational Problem Solving With Mathematica and C

by Joseph L. Zachary

  • ISBN: 9780387982502
  • ISBN10: 0387982507

Introduction to Scientific Programming Computational Problem Solving With Mathematica and C

by Joseph L. Zachary

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Publish date: 12/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780387982502
  • ISBN10: 0387982507
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Description: 1 Computational Science.- 1.1 Experiment, Theory, and Computation.- 1.2 Solving Computational Problems.- 1.3 Onward.- 2 Population Density: Computational Properties of Numbers.- 2.1 Model.- 2.2 Method.- 2.3 Implementation.- 2.4 Arithmetic Expressions.- 2.5 Rational Numbers.- 2.6 Rational Numbers in Mathematica.- 2.7 Floating-Point Numbers.- 2.8 Floating-Point Numbers in Mathematica.- 2.9 Assessment.- 2.10 Key Concepts.- 2.11 Exercises.- 3 Eratosthenes: Significant Digits and Interval Arithmetic.- 3.1 Model.- 3.2 Method.- 3.3 Implementation.- 3.4 Implementation Assessment.- 3.5 Method Assessment.- 3.6 Model Assessment.- 3.7 Problem Assessment.- 3.8 Key Concepts.- 3.9 Exercises.- 4 Stairway to Heaven: Accumulation of Roundoff error.- 4.1 An Inductive Model.- 4.2 Summing the Harmonic Series.- 4.3 Accumulation of Roundoff Error.- 4.4 Assessment.- 4.5 Key Concepts.- 4.6 Exercises.- 5 Kitty Hawk: Programmer-Defined Functions.- 5.1 Model.- 5.2 Method.- 5.3 Implementation.- 5.4 Assessment.- 5.5 Key Concepts.- 5.6 Exercises.- 6 Baby Boom: Symbolic Computation.- 6.1 Simple Interest.- 6.2 Compound Interest.- 6.3 Continuous Interest.- 6.4 Assessment.- 6.5 Key Concepts.- 6.6 Exercises.- 7 Ballistic Trajectories: Scientific Visualization.- 7.1 Ballistic Motion.- 7.2 Scientific Visualization.- 7.3 Motion Functions.- 7.4 Two-Dimensional Plots.- 7.5 Lists.- 7.6 Multiple-Curve Plots.- 7.7 Parametric Plots.- 7.8 Animation.- 7.9 Key Concepts.- 7.10 Exercises.- 8 The Battle for Leyte Gulf: Symbolic Mathematics.- 8.1 Fixed Trajectory.- 8.2 Arbitrary Trajectories.- 8.3 Effects of Drag.- 8.4 Piecewise Trajectories.- 8.5 Final Assessment.- 8.6 Key Concepts.- 8.7 Exercises.- 9 Old Macdonald''s Cow: Imperative Programming.- 9.1 Solving Equations in Mathematica.- 9.2 Bisection Method.- 9.3 A Bisection Function.- 9.4 Assessment.- 9.5 Key Concepts.- 9.6 Exercises.- 10 Introduction to C.- 10.1 Mathematica Background.- 10.2 C Background.- 10.3 An Example C Program.- 10.4 Interpreters versus Compilers.- 10.5 Differences Between Mathematica and C.- 10.6 Learning C.- 10.7 Eratosthenes''s Problem.- 10.8 Kitty Hawk Problem.- 10.9 Key Concepts.- 10.10 Exercises.- 11 Robotic Weightlifting: Straight-Line Programs.- 11.1 Trigonometry of a Link Diagram.- 11.2 Components of a Straight-Line Program.- 11.3 Types.- 11.4 Expressions.- 11.5 Simple Statements.- 11.6 Main Function.- 11.7 Libraries.- 11.8 Assessment.- 11.9 Key Concepts.- 11.10 Exercises.- 12 Sliding Blocks: Conditionals and Functions.- 12.1 An Infinite Ramp without Friction.- 12.2 An Infinite Ramp with Friction.- 12.3 A Finite Ramp with Friction.- 12.4 Programmer-Defined Functions.- 12.5 Assessment.- 12.6 Key Concepts.- 12.7 Exercises.- 13 Rod Stacking: Designing with Functions.- 13.1 Decomposing the Problem.- 13.2 Design.- 13.3 Implementation.- 13.4 Assessment.- 13.5 Key Concepts.- 13.6 Exercises.- 14 Newton''s Beam: Repetition.- 14.1 Newton''s Method.- 14.2 Implementation of Newton''s Method.- 14.3 Bisection Method Implementation.- 14.4 Assessment.- 14.5 Key Concepts.- 14.6 Exercises.- 15 Corrugated Sheets: Multiple-File Programs.- 15.1 Numerical Integration.- 15.2 Rectangular Method.- 15.3 Rectangular Method Implementation.- 15.4 Trapezoidal Method.- 15.5 Trapezoidal Method Implementation.- 15.6 Multiple-File Programs.- 15.7 Comparison of Rectangular and Trapezoidal Methods.- 15.8 Key Concepts.- 15.9 Exercises.- 16 Harmonic Oscillation: Structures and Abstract Datatypes.- 16.1 Newton''s Method with Complex Roots.- 16.2 Rod Stacking Revisited.- 16.3 Newton''s Method Revisited.- 16.4 Assessment.- 16.5 Key Concepts.- 16.6 Exercises.- 17 Heat Transfer in a Rod: Arrays.- 17.1 Modeling Heat Flow.- 17.2 A Finite-Element Method.- 17.3 Implementation.- 17.4 Assessment.- 17.5 Key Concepts.- 17.6 Exercises.- 18 Visualizing Heat Transfer: Arrays as Parameters.- 18.1 Arrays as Parameters.- 18.2 File Input.- 18.3 File Output.- 18.4 Assessment.- 18.5 Key Concepts.- 18.6 Exercises.- A Mathematica Capabilities.- A.1 Units.- A.2 Typeset Mathematics.- A.3 Floating-Point Simulation.- A.4 Arbitrary-Precision Numbers.- C C Library Functions.- D.1 Floating-Point Syntax.- D.2 Typeset Mathematics.- D.3 Special Constants418 D.4 Symbolic Capabilities.
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