### Highlight of the Book

**Book Title:**
An Introduction
to Computational Physics

**Author:**
Tao Pang

**Publisher:**
Cambridge University Press

**Publication Place:** New York

**Publication Date:** September, 1997

**ISBN's:** 0-521-48143-0 (hardback); 0-521-48592-4 (paperback)

**List Prices:** $110 (hardback); $42.95 (paperback)

**Other Info:** 393 Pages; 7 x 10; 30 Line Diagrams; 5 Tables;
94 Exercises; Bibliography and Index

**Summary:**

This book provides an contemporary introduction to the basic methods in
computational physics and an overview of the recent progress in scientific
computing. Many step-by-step examples from modern physics and related areas
are given, often with the relevant program listing. Basic computational
tools and routines, including the ones for differential equations,
spectral analysis, and matrix operations, are dealt with through
relevant examples at each stage, and more advanced topics, such as Monte
Carlo simulations, molecular dynamics, and symbolic computing are also
discussed.

**Contents:**

1. Introduction; 2. Basic numerical methods;
3. Ordinary differential equations;
4. Numerical methods for matrices;
5. Spectral analysis and Gaussian quadrature;
6. Partial differential equations;
7. Molecular dynamics simulations;
8. Modeling continuous systems;
9. Monte Carlo simulations;
10. Numerical renormalization;
11. Symbolic computing;
12. High-performance computing.
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