Computational Methods Using MATLAB®

Computational Methods Using MATLAB®

An introduction for physicists

P K Thiruvikraman


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This book provides an introduction to the computational methods commonly employed by physicists and engineers. The book discusses the details of the numerical algorithms involved and also provides MATLAB code for their implementation. Applications of numerical methods to various physical systems including nonlinear systems and fractals are also discussed. Each chapter has a number of solved examples and end of chapter exercises. Solutions to most of the exercises have also been included. The book is suitable for undergraduates in physics or engineering. The methods discussed and some of the examples will also be useful for other scientists and engineers who wish to learn the basics of computational/ numerical methods for solving problems.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive coverage of basic theory
  • Accompanying MATLAB programs
  • Applications of computational methods to various areas of physics
  • Worked examples and end of chapter problems
  • Enhanced with animation and sound files


P K Thiruvikraman:
P.K.Thiruvikraman is currently Professor of Physics at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus. He has nearly two decades of experience in teaching courses from many areas of Physics apart from Digital Image Processing. The author has a Ph.D in Physics from Mangalore University and a Masters degree in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. During his teaching career he has come to realize that most subjects which are typically offered by different departments are intimately interrelated. He tries to convey this to students in his lectures by quoting examples from different areas of Science and Technology. An avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction and a sports and movie enthusiast, he tries to use these also to enliven his classes.