Help | |
Home - Physics - Computational Physics (Books) |
1-20 of 100 | Next 20 |
click price to see details click image to enlarge click link to go to the store
1. Computational Physics (2nd Edition) by Nicholas J. Giordano, Hisao Nakanishi | |
Hardcover: 560
Pages
(2005-07-31)
list price: US$132.60 -- used & new: US$70.00 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0131469908 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Contains a wealth of topics to allow instructors flexibility in the choice of topics and depth of coverage: Examines projective motion with and without realistic air resistance. Discusses planetary motion and the three-body problem. Explores chaotic motion of the pendulum and waves on a string. Includes topics relating to fractal growth and stochastic systems. Offers examples on statistical physics and quantum mechanics. Contains ample explanations of the necessary algorithms students need to help them write original programs, and provides many example programs and calculations for reference. Customer Reviews (4)
Computational Physics
great book for learning a model by simulations
great book
good book for physicists who like to write simulations |
2. An Introduction to Computational Physics by Tao Pang | |
Paperback: 148
Pages
(2010-06-10)
list price: US$26.99 -- used & new: US$26.99 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0521532760 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (2)
Computational Physics
Thorough intro but... |
3. Computational Methods in Plasma Physics (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computational Science) by Stephen Jardin | |
Hardcover: 372
Pages
(2010-06-02)
list price: US$79.95 -- used & new: US$63.96 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 1439810214 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Assuming no prior knowledge of plasma physics or numerical methods, Computational Methods in Plasma Physics covers the computational mathematics and techniques needed to simulate magnetically confined plasmas in modern magnetic fusion experiments and future magnetic fusion reactors. Largely self-contained, the text presents the basic concepts necessary for the numerical solution of partial differential equations. Along with discussing numerical stability and accuracy, the author explores many of the algorithms used today in enough depth so that readers can analyze their stability, efficiency, and scaling properties. He focuses on mathematical models where the plasma is treated as a conducting fluid, since this is the most mature plasma model and most applicable to experiments. The book also emphasizes toroidal confinement geometries, particularly the tokamak—a very successful configuration for confining a high-temperature plasma. Many of the basic numerical techniques presented are also appropriate for equations encountered in a higher-dimensional phase space. One of the most challenging research areas in modern science is to develop suitable algorithms that lead to stable and accurate solutions that can span relevant time and space scales. This book provides an excellent working knowledge of the algorithms used by the plasma physics community, helping readers on their way to more advanced study. |
4. A Survey of Computational Physics: Introductory Computational Science by Rubin H. Landau, Jose Paez, Cristian C. Bordeianu | |
Hardcover: 656
Pages
(2008-07-01)
list price: US$75.00 -- used & new: US$54.21 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0691131376 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description |
5. A First Course in Computational Physics by Paul L. DeVries, Javier E. Hasbun | |
Hardcover: 448
Pages
(2010-03-12)
list price: US$105.95 -- used & new: US$41.32 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 076377314X Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (1)
An ideal and highly recommended curriculum textbook |
6. Computational Methods in Physics and Engineering by Samuel S. M. Wong | |
Paperback: 520
Pages
(1997-06)
list price: US$43.00 -- used & new: US$43.00 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 9810230435 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (2)
A good book for starting out in computational Physics
Fairly good book on computational physics |
7. Computational Physics: Problem Solving with Computers by Rubin H. Landau, Manuel J. Páez, Cristian C. Bordeianu | |
Paperback: 616
Pages
(2007-09-24)
list price: US$150.00 -- used & new: US$96.00 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 3527406263 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description From the reviews of the first edition:"Landau and Paez's book would be an excellent choice for a course on computational physics which emphasizes computational methods and programming." - American Journal of Physics Customer Reviews (2)
review
This book is for advanced physics I'm writing the review to point out that the book should be called: "computations for *advanced* physics". Most of the topics covered in the book are for second year physics, or advanced topics.That's neither good nor bad, it just depends what you're looking for.If you want to find ways to apply computer programs in a first-years course -- this ain't it.There are probably only a few cases in which the topics are close enough to first-year physics to be relevant (multiple waves on a string; contrasting an idealized model of a pendulum with a "real-one"). Having said that, I give the book some pluses for covering a wide range of physics and mathematical topics, and a bit of a minus for writing that can be fairly opaque. ... Read more |
8. Computational Physics by Jos Thijssen | |
Hardcover: 636
Pages
(2007-04-09)
list price: US$96.00 -- used & new: US$70.60 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0521833469 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (7)
Great for beginners
Don't buy this (unless you LOVE condensed matter physics)
A rare book deals with both computation and physics
The best computational physics book available
stepping stone to a serious research. |
9. A First Course in Computational Physics and Object-Oriented Programming with C++ by David Yevick | |
Hardcover: 418
Pages
(2005-04-25)
list price: US$93.00 -- used & new: US$74.83 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0521827787 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (4)
Good Introduction
the best
From the Author:
not as abstract as a pure physics text |
10. Symmetry and Condensed Matter Physics: A Computational Approach by M. El-Batanouny, F. Wooten | |
Hardcover: 936
Pages
(2008-05-26)
list price: US$103.00 -- used & new: US$82.38 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0521828457 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (1)
excellent book on group theory and its applications to condensed matter physics |
11. Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots: Theoretical and Computational Physics of Semiconductor Nanostructures by Paul Harrison | |
Paperback: 564
Pages
(2010-02-16)
list price: US$69.95 -- used & new: US$54.65 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 047077097X Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description
Customer Reviews (2)
Excellent Book
a great work |
12. Finite Elements in Physics: Proceedings of the 1st European Graduate Summer Course on Computational Physics by European Graduate Summer Course on Computational Physics 1986 lausann, Ralf Gruber | |
Hardcover: 414
Pages
(1987-11)
list price: US$114.50 Isbn: 0444870679 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description |
13. Python Scripting for Computational Science (Texts in Computational Science and Engineering) by Hans Petter Langtangen | |
Paperback: 758
Pages
(2010-11-02)
list price: US$69.95 -- used & new: US$56.20 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 3642093159 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description With a primary focus on examples and applications of relevance to computational scientists, this brilliantly useful book shows computational scientists how to develop tailored, flexible, and human-efficient working environments built from small scripts written in the easy-to-learn, high-level Python language. All the tools and examples in this book are open source codes. This third edition features lots of new material. It is also released after a comprehensive reorganization of the text. The author has inserted improved examples and tools and updated information, as well as correcting any errors that crept in to the first imprint. Customer Reviews (10)
Excellent Text and Reference!
Outstanding introduction to Python and Numpy
*The* reference for folks who work with Matlab
Absolutly Outstanding
good book |
14. Computational Physics: Fortran Version by Steven E. Koonin | |
Paperback: 656
Pages
(1998-08-12)
list price: US$73.00 -- used & new: US$61.35 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0201386232 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Computational Physics is designed to provide direct experience in the computer modeling of physical systems. Its scope includes the essential numerical techniques needed to "do physics" on a computer. Each of these is developed heuristically in the text, with the aid of simple mathematical illustrations. However, the real value of the book is in the eight Examples and Projects, where the reader is guided in applying these techniques to substantial problems in classical, quantum, or statistical mechanics. These problems have been chosen to enrich the standard physics curriculum at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level. The book will also be useful to physicists, engineers, and chemists interested in computer modeling and numerical techniques. Although the user-friendly and fully documented programs are written in FORTRAN, a casual familiarity with any other high-level language, such as BASIC, PASCAL, or C, is sufficient. The codes in BASIC and FORTRAN are available on the web at http://www.computationalphysics.info (Please follow the link at the bottom of the page). They are available in zip format, which can be expanded on UNIX, Window, and Mac systems with the proper software. The codes are suitable for use (with minor changes) on any machine with a FORTRAN-77 compatible compiler or BASIC compiler. The FORTRAN graphics codes are available as well. However, as they were originally written to run on the VAX, major modifications must be made to make them run on other machines. |
15. Solving Frontier Problems of Physics: The Decomposition Method (Fundamental Theories of Physics) by G. Adomian | |
Paperback: 372
Pages
(2010-11-02)
list price: US$379.00 -- used & new: US$299.96 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 9048143527 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description |
16. Black Hole Physics: Basic Concepts and New Developments (Fundamental Theories of Physics) by V. Frolov, I. Novikov | |
Hardcover: 796
Pages
(1998-11-30)
list price: US$539.00 -- used & new: US$369.99 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0792351452 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (1)
Frolov and Novikov's Black Hole Physics |
17. Nuclear Computational Science: A Century in Review by Yousry Azmy, Enrico Sartori | |
Hardcover: 470
Pages
(2010-05-14)
list price: US$139.00 -- used & new: US$111.17 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 9048134102 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Nuclear engineering has undergone extensive progress over the years. In the past century, colossal developments have been made and with specific reference to the mathematical theory and computational science underlying this discipline, advances in areas such as high-order discretization methods, Krylov Methods and Iteration Acceleration have steadily grown. Nuclear Computational Science: A Century in Review addresses these topics and many more; topics which hold special ties to the first half of the century, and topics focused around the unique combination of nuclear engineering, computational science and mathematical theory. Comprising eight chapters, Nuclear Computational Science: A Century in Review incorporates a number of carefully selected issues representing a variety of problems, providing the reader with a wealth of information in both a clear and concise manner. The comprehensive nature of the coverage and the stature of the contributing authors combine to make this a unique landmark publication. Targeting the medium to advanced level academic, this book will appeal to researchers and students with an interest in the progression of mathematical theory and its application to nuclear computational science. |
18. Scientific Computing with MATLAB and Octave (Texts in Computational Science and Engineering) by Alfio Quarteroni, Fausto Saleri | |
Paperback: 318
Pages
(2010-11-02)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$42.13 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 3642069061 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description This introduction to Scientific Computing illustrates several numerical methods for the computer solution of certain classes of mathematical problems. 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, the programming environment Matlab is adopted as a faithful companion. Customer Reviews (2)
Inappropriate for USA market
easy to understand and use algorithms |
19. Introductory Computational Physics by Andi Klein, Alexander Godunov | |
Paperback: 148
Pages
(2010-06-10)
list price: US$26.99 -- used & new: US$22.99 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 052153562X Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description |
20. Numerical Simulation in Molecular Dynamics: Numerics, Algorithms, Parallelization, Applications (Texts in Computational Science and Engineering) by Michael Griebel, Stephan Knapek, Gerhard Zumbusch | |
Paperback: 476
Pages
(2010-11-02)
list price: US$59.95 -- used & new: US$48.31 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 3642087760 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description This book details the necessary numerical methods, the theoretical background and foundations and the techniques involved in creating computer particle models, including linked-cell method, SPME-method, tree codes, amd multipol technique. It illustrates modeling, discretization, algorithms and their parallel implementation with MPI on computer systems with distributed memory. The text offers step-by-step explanations of numerical simulation, providing illustrative code examples. With the description of the algorithms and the presentation of the results of various simulations from fields such as material science, nanotechnology, biochemistry and astrophysics, the reader of this book will learn how to write programs capable of running successful experiments for molecular dynamics. |
1-20 of 100 | Next 20 |