Description 
1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Undergraduate topics in computer science, 18637310 

Undergraduate topics in computer science, 18637310

Contents 
Getting Started  Flow of Control  File Input and Output  Pointers  Blocks, Functions and Reference Variables  An Introduction to Classes  Inheritance and Derived Classes  Templates  Errors, Exceptions and Testing  Developing Classes for Linear Algebra Calculations  An Introduction to Parallel Programming Using MPI  Designing ObjectOriented Numerical Libraries  Linear Algebra  Other Programming Constructs You Might Meet  Solutions to Exercises 
Summary 
This simpletofollow textbook/reference provides an invaluable guide to objectoriented C++ programming for scientific computing. Through a series of clear and concise discussions, the key features most useful to the novice programmer are explored, enabling the reader to quickly master the basics and build the confidence to investigate less wellused features when needed. The text presents a handson approach that emphasizes the benefits of learning by example, stressing the importance of a clear programming style to minimise the introduction of errors into the code, and offering an extensive selection of practice exercises. This updated and enhanced new edition includes additional material on software testing, and on some new features introduced in modern C++ standards such as C++11. Topics and features: Presents a practical treatment of the C++ programming language for applications in scientific computing Reviews the essentials of procedural programming in C++, covering variables, flow of control, input and output, pointers, functions and reference variables Introduces the concept of classes, showcasing the main features of objectorientation, and discusses such advanced C++ features as templates and exceptions Examines the development of a collection of classes for linear algebra calculations, and presents an introduction to parallel computing using MPI Describes how to construct an objectoriented library for solving second order differential equations Contains appendices reviewing linear algebra and useful programming constructs, together with solutions to selected exercises Provides exercises and programming tips at the end of every chapter, and supporting code at an associated website This accessible textbook is a "mustread" for programmers of all levels of expertise. Basic familiarity with concepts such as operations between vectors and matrices, and the NewtonRaphson method for finding the roots of nonlinear equations, would be an advantage, but extensive knowledge of the underlying mathematics is not assumed. Dr. Joe PittFrancis is a Departmental Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and teaches Computer Science at Exeter College, the University of Oxford, UK. Prof. Jonathan Whiteley is Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Governing Body Fellow of Linacre College, the University of Oxford, UK 
Notes 
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 5, 2018) 
Subject 
C++ (Computer program language)


Science  Data processing.


C++ (Computer program language)


Computer modelling & simulation.


Computer programming  software development.


Computers  Computer Simulation.


Computers  Data Processing.


Computers  Programming Languages  General.


Computers  Programming  Algorithms.


Computers  Programming  General.


Computers  Software Development & Engineering  General.


Mathematical theory of computation.


Maths for computer scientists.


Programming & scripting languages: general.


Science  Data processing.


Software Engineering.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Whiteley, Jonathan, author.

ISBN 
3319731327 

9783319731322 
