AuthorsS. Linge and H. P. Langtangen
TitleProgramming for Computations - A gentle Introduction to Numerical Simulations with MATLAB/Octave
AfilliationScientific Computing, , Scientific Computing
Project(s)Center for Biomedical Computing (SFF)
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
Secondary TitleA Gentle Introduction to Numerical Simulations with MATLAB/Octave
Series Volume14
Number of PagesXII, 269
Date Published06/2016
Place PublishedBerlin / Heidelberg

A Gentle Introduction to Numerical Simulations with MATLAB/Octave.

This book presents computer programming as a key method for solving mathematical problems. There are two versions of the book, one for MATLAB and one for Python. The book was inspired by the Springer book TCSE 6: A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python (by Langtangen), but the style is more accessible and concise, in keeping with the needs of engineering students. The book outlines the shortest possible path from no previous experience with programming to a set of skills that allows the students to write simple programs for solving common mathematical problems with numerical methods in engineering and science courses. The emphasis is on generic algorithms, clean design of programs, use of functions, and automatic tests for verification.