A Survey of Computational Physics: Introductory Computational ScienceComputational physics is a rapidly growing subfield of computational science, in large part because computers can solve previously intractable problems or simulate natural processes that do not have analytic solutions. The next step beyond Landau's First Course in Scientific Computing and a followup to Landau and Páez's Computational Physics, this text presents a broad survey of key topics in computational physics for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, including new discussions of visualization tools, wavelet analysis, molecular dynamics, and computational fluid dynamics. By treating science, applied mathematics, and computer science together, the book reveals how this knowledge base can be applied to a wider range of realworld problems than computational physics texts normally address. Designed for a one or twosemester course, A Survey of Computational Physics will also interest anyone who wants a reference on or practical experience in the basics of computational physics.

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Contents
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3 Visualization Tools  45 
Impedance Batons  67 
5 Monte Carlo Simulations Nonthermal  109 
6 Integration  123 
7 Differentiation Searching  146 
8 Solving Systems of Equations with Matrices Data Fitting  158 
13 Fractals Statistical Growth  326 
14 HighPerformance Computing Hardware Tuning and Parallel Computing  352 
15 Thermodynamic Simulations Feynman Quantum Path Integration  390 
16 Simulating Matter with Molecular Dynamics  424 
17 PDEs for Electrostatics Heat Flow  437 
String Quantum Packet and EM  478 
19 Solitons Computational Fluid Dynamics  508 
20 Integral Equations in Quantum Mechanics  540 
9 Differential Equation Applications  194 
Signals and Filters  231 
11 Wavelet Analysis Data Compression  264 
12 Discrete Continuous Nonlinear Dynamics  289 
Appendices  555 
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A Survey of Computational Physics: Introductory Computational Science Rubin H. Landau,José Páez,Cristian C. Bordeianu No preview available  2008 