1st Edition

Introduction to Python for Science and Engineering





ISBN 9781138583894
Published December 5, 2018 by CRC Press
368 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Series in Computational Physics
Steven A. Gottlieb and Rubin H. Landau, Series Editors

Introduction to Python for Science and Engineering

This guide offers a quick and incisive introduction to Python programming for anyone. The author has carefully developed a concise approach to using Python in any discipline of science and engineering, with plenty of examples, practical hints, and insider tips.

Readers will see why Python is such a widely appealing program, and learn the basics of syntax, data structures, input and output, plotting, conditionals and loops, user-defined functions, curve fitting, numerical routines, animation, and visualization. The author teaches by example and assumes no programming background for the reader.

David J. Pine is the Silver Professor and Professor of Physics at New York University, and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He is an elected fellow of the American Physical Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and is a Guggenheim Fellow.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Launching Python

Chapter 3. Strings, Lists, Arrays, and Dictionaries

Chapter 4. Input and Output

Chapter 5. Conditionals and Loops

Chapter 6. Plotting

Chapter 7. Functions

Chapter 8. Curve Fitting

Chapter 9. Numerical Routines: SciPy and NumPy

Chapter 10. Data Manipulation and Analysis: Pandas

Chapter 11. Animation

Chapter 12. Python Classes & GUIs

Appendix A. Installing Python

Appendix B. Jupyter notebooks

Appendix C. Glossary

Appendix D. Python Resources

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Biography

David J. Pine is the Silver Professor and Professor of Physics at New York University, as well as Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He earned his PhD in physics from Cornell University and has been invited professor at ESPCI in Paris, France, and the University of Strasbourg. He has also served as a visiting scientist at Exxon Research and Engineering. He is recipient of numerous honors, including Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Guggenheim Fellow, and Fellow of the American Physical Society.