Textbook for physics programming


by Carnivroar
Tags: physics, programming, textbook
Carnivroar
Carnivroar is offline
#1
Dec12-11, 01:51 PM
P: 117
Can anyone recommend me a textbook that teaches you how to write simple physics models? I would like to take everything I learned this year in physics 1 and create a program for it since I'm also a comp sci major.

This is the best one I found so far but I'm not sure if it's exactly what I need.

http://www.amazon.com/Course-Computa...tt_at_ep_dpt_1

Any others?
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
Cougars' diverse diet helped them survive the Pleistocene mass extinction
Cyber risks can cause disruption on scale of 2008 crisis, study says
Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes
bcbwilla
bcbwilla is offline
#2
Dec14-11, 04:45 PM
P: 103
Do you have a programming language preference?

If you are also a computer science major and have experience programming, you may want to pick a book that skips basic programming concepts, and is more about general algorithms. For example, the book you linked to is nearly half about basic C++! That may be a waste of time if you have already had a basic programming course.
Carnivroar
Carnivroar is offline
#3
Dec14-11, 04:57 PM
P: 117
Quote Quote by bcbwilla View Post
Do you have a programming language preference?

If you are also a computer science major and have experience programming, you may want to pick a book that skips basic programming concepts, and is more about general algorithms. For example, the book you linked to is nearly half about basic C++! That may be a waste of time if you have already had a basic programming course.
Oops, I thought I had mentioned it - I'm looking for books in C++ specifically. I want to learn C++ while practicing physics - 2 birds 1 stone . I know nothing of C++, only Java and Python. So if what you say is true (that half of the book is a tutorial on C++), that doesn't sound like a bad idea at all. Do you have the book?

Someone recommended me Physics for Game Developers. It looks pretty good too, just what I wanted (basic graphic mechanics), but apparently it doesn't actually teach C++.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Can physicists do any physics problem from a university physics textbook? Academic Guidance 22
Physics textbook Science & Math Textbook Listings 0
Physics Textbook Science & Math Textbook Listings 11
Calculus-Based Physics A Free Physics Textbook by Jeffrey W. Schnick Science & Math Textbook Listings 14
Best physics textbook for basic university physics Science & Math Textbook Listings 23