Learn Physics with Functional Programming - by Scott N Walck (Paperback)
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About the Book"This book shows how to solve physics problems using Haskell, a functional programming language. Source code, equations, and diagrams throughout demonstrate how physics enthusiasts and functional programmers can use Haskell and its mathematical structures to solve problems from Newtonian mechanics and electromagnetics"--
Book SynopsisDeepen your understanding of physics by learning to use the Haskell functional programming language. Learn Physics with Functional Programming is your key to unlocking the mysteries of theoretical physics by coding the underlying math in Haskell. You'll use Haskell's type system to check that your code makes sense as you deepen your understanding of Newtonian mechanics and electromagnetic theory, including how to describe and calculate electric and magnetic fields. As you work your way through the book's numerous examples and exercises, you'll learn how to:
- Encode vectors, derivatives, integrals, scalar fields, vector fields, and differential equations
- Express fundamental physical principles using the logic of Haskell's type system to clarify Newton's second law, Coulomb's law, the Biot-Savart law, and the Maxwell equations
- Use higher-order functions to express numerical integration and approximation methods, such as the Euler method and the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method
- Create graphs, models, and animations of physical scenarios like colliding billiard balls, waves in a guitar string, and a proton in a magnetic field
Whether you're using this book as a core textbook for a computational physics course or for self-study, Learn Physics with Functional Programming will teach you how to use the power of functional programming to explore the beautiful ideas of theoretical physics.
About the AuthorScott Walck has a PhD in Physics from Lehigh University and has been a professor of physics, including computational physics, to undergraduates for over 20 years at Lebanon Valley College. He has also written academic articles and given talks on the use of functional programming in teaching physics.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.9 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.15 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 648
Publisher: No Starch Press
Author: Scott N Walck
Street Date: January 31, 2023
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-6376
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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