This blog accompanies A Student’s Guide to Python for Physical Modeling by Jesse M. Kinder and Philip Nelson.
A Student’s Guide provides an introduction to the Python computer language and a few libraries (NumPy, SciPy, and PyPlot) that will enable students to get started in physical modeling. Some of the topics covered include the following:
- basic Python programming
- importing and exporting data
- numerical arrays
- 2D and 3D plotting
- Monte Carlo simulations
- numerical integration
- solving ordinary differential equations
- symbolic mathematics
- image processing
You can have a look at the Table of Contents.
On this Web site, you will find data sets, code samples, errata, addtional resources, and extended discussions of the topics introduced in the book.