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by Rubin Landau

Edition: 97Copyright: 1997

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 1997

International: No

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An introduction to computer methods for solving problems in the physical sciences whose difficulty or complexity places them beyond analytic solution or human endurance. This book offers detailed instruction in programming the hardware and using the program libraries of computers.

**Landau, Rubin H. : Oregon State University**

Rubin H. Landau, Phd, is a professor in the Department of Physics at Oregon State University in Corvallis. He teaches the course in computational physics, helps direct the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering, and has been using computers in theoretical physics research for the past 30 years. The author of more than 70 refereed publications, he is the author of Quantum Mechanics II and A Scientist's and Engineer's Guide to Workstations and Supercomputers, both

available from Wiley.

**Paez, Manuel J. : University of Antioquia**

Manuel J. Paez, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia. He teaches courses in computational physics, programming, and nuclear physics. He and Professor Landau have conducted pioneering computational investigations in the interactions of mesons and nucleons with nuclei.

**GENERALITIES.**

Computing Software Basics.

Errors and Uncertainties in Computations.

**APPLICATIONS.**

Data Fitting.

Deterministic Randomness.

Monte Carlo Applications.

Differentiation.

Differential Equations and Oscillations.

Anharmonic Oscillations.

Unusual Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems.

Differential Chaos in Phase Space.

Matrix Computing and Subroutine Libraries.

Bound States in Momentum Space.

Computing Hardware Basics: Memory and CPU.

High-Performance Computing: Profiling and Tuning.

Object-Oriented Programming: Kinematics.

Thermodynamic Simulations: The Ising Model.

Fractals.

**PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.**

Heat Flow.

Waves on a String.

**NONLINEAR PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.**

Solitons, The KdeV Equation.

Confined Electronic Wave Packets.

Appendices.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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Summary

An introduction to computer methods for solving problems in the physical sciences whose difficulty or complexity places them beyond analytic solution or human endurance. This book offers detailed instruction in programming the hardware and using the program libraries of computers.

Author Bio

**Landau, Rubin H. : Oregon State University**

Rubin H. Landau, Phd, is a professor in the Department of Physics at Oregon State University in Corvallis. He teaches the course in computational physics, helps direct the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering, and has been using computers in theoretical physics research for the past 30 years. The author of more than 70 refereed publications, he is the author of Quantum Mechanics II and A Scientist's and Engineer's Guide to Workstations and Supercomputers, both

available from Wiley.

**Paez, Manuel J. : University of Antioquia**

Manuel J. Paez, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia. He teaches courses in computational physics, programming, and nuclear physics. He and Professor Landau have conducted pioneering computational investigations in the interactions of mesons and nucleons with nuclei.

Table of Contents

**GENERALITIES.**

Computing Software Basics.

Errors and Uncertainties in Computations.

**APPLICATIONS.**

Data Fitting.

Deterministic Randomness.

Monte Carlo Applications.

Differentiation.

Differential Equations and Oscillations.

Anharmonic Oscillations.

Unusual Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems.

Differential Chaos in Phase Space.

Matrix Computing and Subroutine Libraries.

Bound States in Momentum Space.

Computing Hardware Basics: Memory and CPU.

High-Performance Computing: Profiling and Tuning.

Object-Oriented Programming: Kinematics.

Thermodynamic Simulations: The Ising Model.

Fractals.

**PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.**

Heat Flow.

Waves on a String.

**NONLINEAR PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.**

Solitons, The KdeV Equation.

Confined Electronic Wave Packets.

Appendices.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

Publisher Info

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 1997

International: No

Published: 1997

International: No

**Landau, Rubin H. : Oregon State University**

Rubin H. Landau, Phd, is a professor in the Department of Physics at Oregon State University in Corvallis. He teaches the course in computational physics, helps direct the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering, and has been using computers in theoretical physics research for the past 30 years. The author of more than 70 refereed publications, he is the author of Quantum Mechanics II and A Scientist's and Engineer's Guide to Workstations and Supercomputers, both

available from Wiley.

**Paez, Manuel J. : University of Antioquia**

Manuel J. Paez, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia. He teaches courses in computational physics, programming, and nuclear physics. He and Professor Landau have conducted pioneering computational investigations in the interactions of mesons and nucleons with nuclei.

**GENERALITIES.**

Computing Software Basics.

Errors and Uncertainties in Computations.

**APPLICATIONS.**

Data Fitting.

Deterministic Randomness.

Monte Carlo Applications.

Differentiation.

Differential Equations and Oscillations.

Anharmonic Oscillations.

Unusual Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems.

Differential Chaos in Phase Space.

Matrix Computing and Subroutine Libraries.

Bound States in Momentum Space.

Computing Hardware Basics: Memory and CPU.

High-Performance Computing: Profiling and Tuning.

Object-Oriented Programming: Kinematics.

Thermodynamic Simulations: The Ising Model.

Fractals.

**PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.**

Heat Flow.

Waves on a String.

**NONLINEAR PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.**

Solitons, The KdeV Equation.

Confined Electronic Wave Packets.

Appendices.

Glossary.

References.

Index.