Preface to first edition; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Approximation of a function; 3. Numerical calculus; 4. Ordinary differential equations; 5. Numerical methods for matrices; 6. Spectral analysis; 7. Partial differential equations; 8. Molecular dynamics simulations; 9. Modeling continuous systems; 10. Monte Carlo simulations; 11. Genetic algorithm and programming; 12. Numerical renormalization; References; Index.
This advanced textbook provides an introduction to the basic methods of computational physics.
Tao Pang is Professor of Physics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His main areas of research include condensed matter theory and computational physics.
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