By Hans Petter Langtangen

The publication serves as a primary creation to machine programming of clinical purposes, utilizing the high-level Python language. The exposition is instance and problem-oriented, the place the functions are taken from arithmetic, numerical calculus, statistics, physics, biology and finance. The e-book teaches "Matlab-style" and procedural programming in addition to object-oriented programming. highschool arithmetic is a required heritage and it's valuable to check classical and numerical one-variable calculus in parallel with studying this publication. along with studying easy methods to software desktops, the reader also will how one can clear up mathematical difficulties, bobbing up in a variety of branches of technology and engineering, simply by numerical equipment and programming. through mixing programming, arithmetic and clinical purposes, the booklet lays a superior starting place for working towards computational technological know-how.

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48: Simulate a war on zombies . . . . . . . . . . 49: Explore predator-prey population interactions . . 50: Formulate a 2nd-order ODE as a system . . . . 51: Solve u¨ + u = 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52: Make a tool for analyzing oscillatory solutions . . 53: Implement problem, solver, and visualizer classes . 54: Use classes for flexible choices of models . . . . . 55: Apply software for oscillating systems . . . . . . 56: Model the economy of fishing .

52: Make a tool for analyzing oscillatory solutions . . 53: Implement problem, solver, and visualizer classes . 54: Use classes for flexible choices of models . . . . . 55: Apply software for oscillating systems . . . . . . 56: Model the economy of fishing . . . . . . . . . 767 767 767 767 768 768 768 769 769 770 770 770 771 771 771 772 772 772 773 773 774 776 777 777 778 778 780 781 782 782 783 784 785 788 789 790 1 Computing with formulas Our first examples on computer programming involve programs that evaluate mathematical formulas.

3 Tools for writing programs There are three alternative types of tools for writing Python programs: • a plain text editor • an integrated development environment (IDE) with a text editor • an IPython notebook What you choose depends on how you access Python. 1 contains information on the various possibilities to install Python on your own 3 4 1 Computing with formulas computer, access a pre-installed Python environment on a computer system at an institution, or access Python in cloud services through your web browser.

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