"Working through this book you will become an expert in numerical techniques ... . Your journey will be a real pleasure since the book focuses on thorough explanations, hands-on code examples, and graphical representations." -Professor Dr. Alexander K. Hartmann, Institute for Physics, University of Oldenburg "... by taking simple mathematical examples and translating them into what the computer actually does, this textbook provides us with a good picture of what is achieved in a numerical simulation. A basic necessity for whoever wants to address more complex coding and algorithms!" -Professor Michel Mareschal, Department of Physics, Universite Libre de Bruxelles "This is a useful book, both as a text and as a reference for computational physics students and instructors. Right from the first chapter about errors it provides an invaluable resource for aspects that are often not sufficiently emphasised, despite their importance for reliable calculations. I strongly recommend it for everyone's bookshelf." -Professor Joan Adler, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology "... a comprehensive introduction to classical numerical methods for advanced-level undergraduate students in the physical sciences, engineering, and applied mathematics. The book is novel in teaching both numerics and the art of programming, via clear and simple codes in Python and C/++. ... I will recommend it to my students." -Professor Mike Wheatland, The University of Sydney "This book is unique in providing an introduction to [numerical methods, programming languages, and graphics]. Each topic is clearly explained and can be practiced using ready-made computer programs." -Professor R.I. Campeanu, York University, Toronto
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Titus Adrian Beu, professor of theoretical and computational physics at the University "Babes-Bolyai" from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, has been active in the broader field of computational physics for more than 30 years. His research topics have evolved from Tokamak plasma and nuclear reactor calculations in the 1980s, collision theory and molecular cluster spectroscopy in the 1990s, to fullerenes and nanofluidics simulations in recent years. Development of ample computer codes has been at the core of all research projects the author has conducted. In parallel, he has lectured on general programming techniques and advanced numerical methods, general simulation methods, and advanced molecular dynamics.