Introduction to Scientific and Technical Computing

Frank T. Willmore, Eric Jankowski, Coray Colina

August 1, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 289 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498745048 - CAT# K26923

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  • Covers fundamentals of software engineering practice.
  • Offers fundamental working examples for topics of interest, which can serve as a starting points for readers to build necessary tools and code for their own projects.
  • Discusses topics relevant to readers of all disciplines that use computing and introduces terminology that helps them interact with computing experts.
  • Provides pointers and references for digger deeper into the details.
  • Includes code in all chapters that readers can download using the industry standard git utility, allowing them to experiment and modify according to their needs.
  • Examines software and tools such as Python, CMake, OpenMP, MPI, and HDF5.
  • Features chapters on bash scripting, parallel programming, testing and verification, and software licensing and distribution.


Created to help scientists and engineers write computer code, this practical book addresses the important tools and techniques that are necessary for scientific computing, but which are not yet commonplace in science and engineering curricula. This book contains chapters summarizing the most important topics that computational researchers need to know about. It leverages the viewpoints of passionate experts involved with scientific computing courses around the globe and aims to be a starting point for new computational scientists and a reference for the experienced. Each contributed chapter focuses on a specific tool or skill, providing the content needed to provide a working knowledge of the topic in about one day. While many individual books on specific computing topics exist, none is explicitly focused on getting technical professionals and students up and running immediately across a variety of computational areas.


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