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9. Some good books

VESELY:

COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS - AN INTRODUCTION
Plenum Press, New

York 1994. Second edition to appear 2001.

*Both this textbook and the web tutorial you are just browsing are based
on the course I offer at Vienna University.*

POTTER:

COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. Wiley, New York 1980.

*Very valuable text; in some places too demanding for the beginner.*

HOCKNEY, EASTWOOD:

COMPUTER SIMULATION USING
PARTICLES. McGraw-Hill, New York 1981.

*Very good, particularly, but not exclusively, for plasma physicists;
covers large areas of computational physics, in spite of the seemingly
restrictive title.*
PRESS, FLANNERY, TEUKOLSKY, VETTERLING:

NUMERICAL RECIPES IN FORTRAN. Cambridge University
Press, Cambridge 1992.

*Excellent handbook of modern numerical mathematics; comes with
sample programs in various programming languages.*

GIORDANO:

COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. Prentice-Hall, New Jersey 1997.

*This is one of those texts in which little is said about the origin of
the the algorithms used. However, it is redeemed by its large collection of
charming physical applications. Use it together with a more method-oriented
text.*

GOULD, TOBOCHNIK:

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SIMULATION
METHODS: APPLICATION TO PHYSICAL SYSTEMS. Addison-Wesley, Reading 1996.

*Nice ``hands-on'' introduction; starts out with elementary
physics problems and works up to such cutting-edge applications
as dynamical quantum simulation and renormalization.*
GARCIA:

NUMERICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICS. Prentice Hall,
New Jersey, 1999.

*Carefully organized introduction to the field; presents many
examples, including code and graphics.*

GERSHENFELD:

THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICAL MODELING.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1999.

*Grand tour through applied mathematics, covering analytical, numerical
and observational models.*

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* Franz J. Vesely Oct 2005*

See also: "Computational Physics - An Introduction," Kluwer-Plenum 2001