Big Practical Guide to Computer Simulations by Alexander K Hartmann

Big Practical Guide to Computer Simulations

byAlexander K Hartmann

Kobo ebook | January 29, 2015

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This book teaches you all necessary (problem-independent) tools and techniques needed to implement and perform sophisticated scientific numerical simulations. Thus, it is suited for undergraduate and graduate students who want to become experts in computer simulations in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Computer Science and other fields.


  • Programming in C, basics of C++, Python, make, shell scripts
  • Software engineering, computational provenance, version management
  • Debugging: gdb, memory checking, profiling
  • Standard algorithms: iteration, recursion, divide-and-conquer, dynamic programing, backtracking
  • Advanced data structures: lists, trees, heaps, graphs
  • Libraries: standard C library, STL, GSL, self-written libraries
  • Randomness: probability, discrete and continuous random variables, pseudo random numbers, inversion method, rejection method
  • Data analysis: estimators, confidence intervals, histograms, resampling, plotting, Chi-squared test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, ROC analysis, principal component analysis, data clustering, maximum likelihood, fitting
  • Presentation and publishing: gnuplot, xfig, Povray, LATEX

Readership: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering or physics. Also experienced researchers in these fields who start with computer simulations.
Key Features:

  • Provides all skills necessary to perform scientific simulation projects from the stage of program planning to the final stage of publishing the results in one concise treatment
  • Useful for simulation projects in all scientific fields, e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, social science and the economy
Title:Big Practical Guide to Computer SimulationsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 29, 2015Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814571792

ISBN - 13:9789814571791

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