A Gentle Introduction to Scientific Computing
Scientific Computation has established itself as a stand-alone area of knowledge in the border area between computer science and applied mathematics. Nonetheless, its interdisciplinary character cannot be denied: its methodologies are increasingly used in a wide variety of branches of science and engineering. A Gentle Introduction to Scientific Computing intends to serve a very broad audience of college students across a variety of disciplines. It aims to expose its readers to some of the basic tools and techniques used in computational science, with a view to helping them understand what happens ‘behind the scenes’ when simple tools such as solving equations, plotting and interpolation are used.
To make the book as practical as possible, the authors explore their subject both from a theoretical, mathematical perspective and from an implementation-driven, programming perspective.
Takes a middle ground approach between theoretical book and implementation
Suitable reading for a broad range of students in STEM disciplines, and could be the primary text for a first course in scientific computing
Introduces mathematics majors, without any prior computer science exposure, to numerical methods
All mathematical knowledge needed beyond Calculus (and the more useful Calculus notation and concepts) is introduced in the text to make it self-contained.
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