%0 eBook
%M Solr-EB001227853
%A Langtangen, Hans Petter
%I Springer International Publishing
%D 2016
%C Cham
%G English
%B Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering
%@ 9783319294391
%T Finite Difference Computing with Exponential Decay Models
%U https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29439-1?nosfx=y
%7 1st ed. 2016
%X This text provides a very simple, initial introduction to the complete scientific computing pipeline: models, discretization, algorithms, programming, verification, and visualization. The pedagogical strategy is to use one case study – an ordinary differential equation describing exponential decay processes – to illustrate fundamental concepts in mathematics and computer science. The book is easy to read and only requires a command of one-variable calculus and some very basic knowledge about computer programming. Contrary to similar texts on numerical methods and programming, this text has a much stronger focus on implementation and teaches testing and software engineering in particular.