Summary and Info
This is a textbook which origins come from a course in an university. On the
one hand, this makes the author to explain things absolutely obvious, clearly
oriented to students in the first years of their technical degree. On the
other hand, some of these explanations become handy if you have to teach this
material or even, sometimes, to learn the origins of something that you have
accepted as obvious without knowing exactly why is so. This is particularly
relevant in those parts dealing with mathematics (many in the book). The book
probably is of no use for an expert on SciPy/Numpy, but it is definitely useful for
people, like me, that is starting to discover the enormous capabilities of
these python language extensions. I clearly recommend this book for such
target users. The book is also excellently well written, with a clear and
concise style. Errors seem to be absent from the text and exercises are very
well targeted to the area of scientific computation.
More About the Author
Hans Petter Langtangen (3 January 1962 – 10 October 2016) was a Norwegian scientist trained in mechanics and scientific computing.