An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods: Applications to Physical Systems Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik
ISBN: 0201506041, 9780201506044
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Physics is a discipline which lends itself especially well to visualization. This text teaches physics through computer simulation using TrueBasic--a friendly, accessible, non-commercialized or packaged language. The emphasis is on physics instruction through computer simulation as opposed to teaching programming or numerical analysis.
About the Author
Harvey Gould uses molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods to study glasses, the dynamics of first-order phase transitions, and other problems in statistical mechanics. His work involves the application of computer simulation algorithms as well as renormalization group and cluster methods. Gould recently co-authored the second edition of an undergraduate level text on computer simulation in physics. He can "foresee the day when physics students take a required computational science curriculum comparable in scope to the present day mathematics curriculum."
Gould is a native of California and received his B.A. and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He did postdoctoral work at the National Bureau of Standards and taught at the University of Michigan before coming to Clark University in 1971. His leisure time is spent with his family and listening to music, especially jazz.MORE EBOOKS: