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Introduction to Python for Engineers and Scientists

Open Source Solutions for Numerical Computation

Authors: Nagar, Sandeep

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  • A quick, practical compact primer for learning and applying the Python programming language
  • Includes sample code with applications for engineers and scientists
  • Python is one of today's most popular, if not the most popular, programming languages with its flexibility and many applications
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About this book

Familiarize yourself with the basics of Python for engineering and scientific computations using this concise, practical tutorial that is focused on writing code to learn concepts. Introduction to Python is useful for industry engineers, researchers, and students who are looking for open-source solutions for numerical computation.

In this book you will learn by doing, avoiding technical jargon, which makes the concepts easy to learn. First you’ll see how to run basic calculations, absorbing technical complexities incrementally as you progress toward advanced topics. Throughout, the language is kept simple to ensure that readers at all levels can grasp the concepts. 

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of the Python programming language
  • Apply Python to numerical computational programming projects in engineering and science
  • Discover the Pythonic way of life
  • Apply data types, operators, and arrays
  • Carry out plotting for visualization
  • Work with functions and loops

Who This Book Is For

Engineers, scientists, researchers, and students who are new to Python. Some prior programming experience would be helpful but not required.  

About the authors

Sandeep Nagar, Ph.D. teaches and consults on the use of Python and other open source programming languages for for data science/analysis and numerical computing for engineering and science applications. In addition to teaching at universities, he frequently gives workshops covering open source software.  Sandeep has a Ph.D. in Material Science from KTH, Sweden in May 2012. Prior to that degree, he obtained a M.Sc. in Physics with specialization in Electronics and Radio Physics and a B.Sc.B.Ed degrees in India.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Philosophy of Python

    Nagar, Sandeep

    Pages 1-12

  • Introduction to Python Basics

    Nagar, Sandeep

    Pages 13-30

  • IPython

    Nagar, Sandeep

    Pages 31-45

  • Data Types

    Nagar, Sandeep

    Pages 47-61

  • Operators

    Nagar, Sandeep

    Pages 63-86

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3204-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3203-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Python for Engineers and Scientists
Book Subtitle
Open Source Solutions for Numerical Computation
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Sandeep Nagar
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3204-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3204-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3203-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 254
Number of Illustrations
30 illustrations in colour
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