The book teaches a student to model a scientific problem and write a computer program in C language to solve that problem. To do that, the book first introduces the student to the basics of C language, dealing with all syntactical aspects, but without the pedantic content of a typical programming language manual. Then the book describes and discusses many algorithms commonly used in scientific applications (e.g. searching, graphs, statistics, equation solving, Monte Carlo methods etc.).This important book fills a gap in current available bibliography. There are many manuals for programming in C, but they never explain programming technicalities to solve a given problem. This book illustrates many relevant algorithms and shows how to translate them in a working computer program.
Numbers and Non-Numbers; Programming Languages; Basic Elements in C Programs; Logic Elements; Basic Data Structures; Pointers; Functions; Numeric Interpolation and Integration; Differential Equations Integration; More on Differential Equations; Pseudo Random Numbers; Random Walks; Lists, Dictionaries and Percolation; Bits and Boolean Variables; Recursion and Data Sorting; Dynamic Data Structures; Graphs and Algorithms on Graphs; Optimization Methods; Monte Carlo Methods; Stochastic Methods.