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Textbook for physics programming

  1. Dec 12, 2011 #1
    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-Comput...Programming/dp/0521827787/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1

    Any others?
     
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  3. Dec 14, 2011 #2
    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.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2011 #3
    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 o:). 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++.
     
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