Introduction to Computational Science and Mathematics

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1996 - Computers - 558 pages
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An Introduction to Computational Science and Mathematics will help introductory computer science, math, science, and engineering students develop computational intuition and introductory programming skills. The interactions between mathematics, physical experimentation, and computer simulation are crucial to the scientific enterprise. Students need to be comfortable with these dimensions early in their studies to maximize their ability to solve problems in many disciplines. The text assumes a first-semester calculus background and ease with trigonometry. Programming exercises use Think Pascal, though the concepts are developed without dependence on syntax.
 

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Contents

From Formula to Program
1
2t Numerical Exploration
25
O Elementary Graphics
49
Sequences
75
O Random Simulations
89
O Fast Faster Fastest
103
Exponential Growth
115
Patterns
137
Tables
287
16
317
17
331
Polygons
359
Special Arithmetics
385
2i U Polynomials
405
Permutations
423
2i2i Optimization
449

Proximity
161
10
181
Area
201
Encoding Information
215
JLo Visualization
235
Points in the Plane
259
Divide and Conquer
475
Models and Simulation
499
Synopsis of Think Pascal Units
529
Index
555
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科学计算导论
希思
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About the author (1996)

Charles Van Loan is Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University.

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