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Advice on applying programming to physics

  1. Aug 18, 2009 #1
    I've got a small amount of programming under my belt right now. I learned some java in my AP Comp Sci AB class and got a 4 on the AP. I want to work on my my programming with the specific intention of getting research experience in physics.

    It's a little hard for me to work on solely programming, it just gets boring and mundane pretty quickly. I think it'd be more interesting if I could somehow relate it to solving physics problems.

    Anyone have any advice on any books or websites I should checkout? Should I try to find something related to algorithmic problem solving?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 18, 2009 #2
    Yes, the website www.nr.com has a wealth of programming resources. Also, if you want to get your hands dirty, try programming solutions to the problems in this book.

    https://www.amazon.com/Computationa...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250648751&sr=8-1

    The price is high but shop around. These two resources made a C++ progammer out of me.

    Also, look into programming the finite element method. But start with the simplistic on this one.

    https://www.amazon.com/First-Course...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250648875&sr=1-1

    Thanks
    Matt
     
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