Fundamentals of Scientific Computing

Author: Bertil Gustafsson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642194958
Release Date: 2011-06-11
Genre: Mathematics

The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics -- Galileo Galilei How is it possible to predict weather patterns for tomorrow, with access solely to today’s weather data? And how is it possible to predict the aerodynamic behavior of an aircraft that has yet to be built? The answer is computer simulations based on mathematical models – sets of equations – that describe the underlying physical properties. However, these equations are usually much too complicated to solve, either by the smartest mathematician or the largest supercomputer. This problem is overcome by constructing an approximation: a numerical model with a simpler structure can be translated into a program that tells the computer how to carry out the simulation. This book conveys the fundamentals of mathematical models, numerical methods and algorithms. Opening with a tutorial on mathematical models and analysis, it proceeds to introduce the most important classes of numerical methods, with finite element, finite difference and spectral methods as central tools. The concluding section describes applications in physics and engineering, including wave propagation, heat conduction and fluid dynamics. Also covered are the principles of computers and programming, including MATLAB®.

Scientific Computing

Author: Michael T. Heath
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe
ISBN: 0071244891
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Numerical analysis

This Auditing practice set incorporates both the cycles and the risk approach using the audit risk model. Students will learn to design and prepare the current year's working papers and assemble the completed case. Taking about 30 hours to complete, this practice set can be used with any Auditing textbook.

Combinatorial Scientific Computing

Author: Uwe Naumann
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439827352
Release Date: 2012-01-25
Genre: Computers

Combinatorial Scientific Computing explores the latest research on creating algorithms and software tools to solve key combinatorial problems on large-scale high-performance computing architectures. It includes contributions from international researchers who are pioneers in designing software and applications for high-performance computing systems. The book offers a state-of-the-art overview of the latest research, tool development, and applications. It focuses on load balancing and parallelization on high-performance computers, large-scale optimization, algorithmic differentiation of numerical simulation code, sparse matrix software tools, and combinatorial challenges and applications in large-scale social networks. The authors unify these seemingly disparate areas through a common set of abstractions and algorithms based on combinatorics, graphs, and hypergraphs. Combinatorial algorithms have long played a crucial enabling role in scientific and engineering computations and their importance continues to grow with the demands of new applications and advanced architectures. By addressing current challenges in the field, this volume sets the stage for the accelerated development and deployment of fundamental enabling technologies in high-performance scientific computing.

Practical Scientific Computing

Author: Muhammad Ali
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780857092267
Release Date: 2011-02-26
Genre: Mathematics

Scientific computing is about developing mathematical models, numerical methods and computer implementations to study and solve real problems in science, engineering, business and even social sciences. Mathematical modelling requires deep understanding of classical numerical methods. This essential guide provides the reader with sufficient foundations in these areas to venture into more advanced texts. The first section of the book presents numEclipse, an open source tool for numerical computing based on the notion of MATLAB®. numEclipse is implemented as a plug-in for Eclipse, a leading integrated development environment for Java programming. The second section studies the classical methods of numerical analysis. Numerical algorithms and their implementations are presented using numEclipse. Practical scientific computing is an invaluable reference for undergraduate engineering, science and mathematics students taking numerical methods courses. It will also be a useful handbook for postgraduate researchers and professionals whose work involves scientific computing. An invaluable reference for undergraduate engineering, science and mathematics students taking numerical methods courses Guides the reader through developing a deep understanding of classical numerical methods Features a comprehensive analysis of numEclipse including numerical algorithms and their implementations

Elements of Scientific Computing

Author: Aslak Tveito
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642112997
Release Date: 2010-09-24
Genre: Mathematics

Science used to be experiments and theory, now it is experiments, theory and computations. The computational approach to understanding nature and technology is currently flowering in many fields such as physics, geophysics, astrophysics, chemistry, biology, and most engineering disciplines. This book is a gentle introduction to such computational methods where the techniques are explained through examples. It is our goal to teach principles and ideas that carry over from field to field. You will learn basic methods and how to implement them. In order to gain the most from this text, you will need prior knowledge of calculus, basic linear algebra and elementary programming.

Scientific Computing with Python 3

Author: Claus Fuhrer
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786463647
Release Date: 2016-12-23
Genre: Computers

An example-rich, comprehensive guide for all of your Python computational needs About This Book Your ultimate resource for getting up and running with Python numerical computations Explore numerical computing and mathematical libraries using Python 3.x code with SciPy and NumPy modules A hands-on guide to implementing mathematics with Python, with complete coverage of all the key concepts Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who wants to perform numerical and mathematical computations in Python. It is especially useful for developers, students, and anyone who wants to use Python for computation. Readers are expected to possess basic a knowledge of scientific computing and mathematics, but no prior experience with Python is needed. What You Will Learn The principal syntactical elements of Python The most important and basic types in Python The essential building blocks of computational mathematics, linear algebra, and related Python objects Plot in Python using matplotlib to create high quality figures and graphics to draw and visualize your results Define and use functions and learn to treat them as objects How and when to correctly apply object-oriented programming for scientific computing in Python Handle exceptions, which are an important part of writing reliable and usable code Two aspects of testing for scientific programming: Manual and Automatic In Detail Python can be used for more than just general-purpose programming. It is a free, open source language and environment that has tremendous potential for use within the domain of scientific computing. This book presents Python in tight connection with mathematical applications and demonstrates how to use various concepts in Python for computing purposes, including examples with the latest version of Python 3. Python is an effective tool to use when coupling scientific computing and mathematics and this book will teach you how to use it for linear algebra, arrays, plotting, iterating, functions, polynomials, and much more. Style and approach This book takes a concept-based approach to the language rather than a systematic introduction. It is a complete Python tutorial and introduces computing principles, using practical examples to and showing you how to correctly implement them in Python. You'll learn to focus on high-level design as well as the intricate details of Python syntax. Rather than providing canned problems to be solved, the exercises have been designed to inspire you to think about your own code and give you real-world insight.

Guide to Scientific Computing in C

Author: Joe Pitt-Francis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781447127369
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Computers

This easy-to-read textbook/reference presents an essential guide to object-oriented C++ programming for scientific computing. With a practical focus on learning by example, the theory is supported by numerous exercises. Features: provides a specific focus on the application of C++ to scientific computing, including parallel computing using MPI; stresses the importance of a clear programming style to minimize the introduction of errors into code; presents a practical introduction to procedural programming in C++, covering variables, flow of control, input and output, pointers, functions, and reference variables; exhibits the efficacy of classes, highlighting the main features of object-orientation; examines more advanced C++ features, such as templates and exceptions; supplies useful tips and examples throughout the text, together with chapter-ending exercises, and code available to download from Springer.

Concurrent Scientific Computing

Author: Eric F. Van de Velde
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461208495
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Mathematics

Mathematics is playing an ever more important role in the physical and biological sciences, provoking a blurring of boundaries between scientific dis ciplines and a resurgence of interest in the modern as well as the classical techniques of applied mathematics. This renewal of interest, both in research and teaching, has led to the establishment of the series: Texts in Applied Mathe matics (TAM). The development of new courses is a natural consequence of a high level of excitement on the research frontier as newer techniques, such as numerical and symbolic computer systems, dynamical systems, and chaos, mix with and reinforce the traditional methods of applied mathematics. Thus, the purpose of this textbook series is to meet the current and future needs of these advances and encourage the teaching of new courses. TAM will publish textbooks suitable for use in advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, and will complement the Applied Mathematical Sciences (AMS) series, which will focus on advanced textbooks and research level monographs. Preface A successful concurrent numerical simulation requires physics and math ematics to develop and analyze the model, numerical analysis to develop solution methods, and computer science to develop a concurrent implemen tation. No single course can or should cover all these disciplines. Instead, this course on concurrent scientific computing focuses on a topic that is not covered or is insufficiently covered by other disciplines: the algorith mic structure of numerical methods.

Modern Software Tools for Scientific Computing

Author: A. Bruaset
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461219866
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Computers

Looking back at the years that have passed since the realization of the very first electronic, multi-purpose computers, one observes a tremendous growth in hardware and software performance. Today, researchers and engi neers have access to computing power and software that can solve numerical problems which are not fully understood in terms of existing mathemati cal theory. Thus, computational sciences must in many respects be viewed as experimental disciplines. As a consequence, there is a demand for high quality, flexible software that allows, and even encourages, experimentation with alternative numerical strategies and mathematical models. Extensibil ity is then a key issue; the software must provide an efficient environment for incorporation of new methods and models that will be required in fu ture problem scenarios. The development of such kind of flexible software is a challenging and expensive task. One way to achieve these goals is to in vest much work in the design and implementation of generic software tools which can be used in a wide range of application fields. In order to provide a forum where researchers could present and discuss their contributions to the described development, an International Work shop on Modern Software Tools for Scientific Computing was arranged in Oslo, Norway, September 16-18, 1996. This workshop, informally referred to as Sci Tools '96, was a collaboration between SINTEF Applied Mathe matics and the Departments of Informatics and Mathematics at the Uni versity of Oslo.

Scientific Computing

Author: Timo Heister
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110386806
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Mathematics

Nowadays most mathematics done in practice is done on a computer. In engineering it is necessary to solve more than 1 million equations simultaneously, and computers can be used to reduce the calculation time from years to minutes or even seconds. This book explains: How can we approximate these important mathematical processes? How accurate are our approximations? How efficient are our approximations?

Scientific Computing Computer Arithmetic and Validated Numerics

Author: Marco Nehmeier
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319317694
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed post proceedings of the 16th International Symposium, SCAN 2014, held in Würzburg, Germany, in September 2014. The 22 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 60 submissions. The main concerns of research addressed by SCAN conferences are validation, verification or reliable assertions of numerical computations. Interval arithmetic and other treatments of uncertainty are developed as appropriate tools.

Scientific Computing with MATLAB

Author: Alfio Quarteroni
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642593390
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Computers

This textbook is an introduction to Scientific Computing, in which several numerical methods for the computer solution of certain classes of mathematical problems are illustrated. The authors show how to compute the zeros or the integrals of continuous functions, solve linear systems, approximate functions by polynomials and construct accurate approximations for the solution of differential equations. To make the presentation concrete and appealing, the programming environment Matlab is adopted as a faithful companion.

Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering

Author: Angelo Marcello Anile
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540328629
Release Date: 2007-01-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is a collection of papers presented at the last Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering (SCEE) Conference, held in Sicily, in 2004. The series of SCEE conferences aims at addressing mathematical problems which have a relevancy to industry. The areas covered at SCEE-2004 were: Electromagnetism, Circuit Simulation, Coupled Problems and General mathematical and computational methods.