Description 
1 online resource 
Contents 
Introduction  pt. 1. Maple (or mathematica) by doing.  Getting started with Maple  Numbers, expressions, functions; rocket golf  Visualizing data, abstract types; electric fields  Solving equations, differentiation; towers  Integration; power and energy usage (also 14)  Matrices and vectors; rotation  Searching, programming; dipsticks  pt. 2. Java (or Fortran90) by doing.  Getting started with Java  Data types, limits, methods; rocket golf  Visualization with Java, classes, packages  Flow control via logic; projectiles  Java input and output  Numerical integration; power and energy usage  Differential equations with Java and Maple  Objectoriented programming; complex currents  Arrays: vectors, matrices; rigidbody rotations  Advanced objects; baton projectiles  Discrete math, arrays as bins, bug dynamics  2D arrays: file I/O, PDEs; realistic capacitor  Web computing, applets, primitive graphics  pt. 3. LATEX survival guide.  LATEX for text  LATEX for mathematics  Appendix A: Glossary  Appendix B: Maple quick reference, debugging help  Appendix C: Java quick reference and installing software 
Summary 
This book offers a new approach to introductory scientific computing. It aims to make students comfortable using computers to do science, to provide them with the computational tools and knowledge they need throughout their college careers and into their professional careers, and to show how all the pieces can work together. Rubin Landau introduces the requisite mathematics and computer science in the course of realistic problems, from energy use to the building of skyscrapers to projectile motion with drag. He is attentive to how each discipline uses its own language to describe the same concepts and how computations are concrete instances of the abstract. Landau covers the basics of computation, numerical analysis, and programming from a computational science perspective. The first part of the printed book uses the problemsolving environment Maple as its context, with the same material covered on the accompanying CD as both Maple and Mathematica programs; the second part uses the compiled language Java, with equivalent materials in Fortran90 on the CD; and the final part presents an introduction to LaTeX replete with sample files 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471475) and index 
Notes 
Description based on print version record 
Subject 
Science  Data processing.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Wangberg, Robyn.

ISBN 
1400841178 (electronic bk.) 

9781400841172 (electronic bk.) 
