Essential Java for Scientists and Engineers


  • Brian Hahn, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Katherine Malan, CIMSTE, Faculty of Science, UNISA, South Africa.

Essential Java serves as an introduction to the programming language, Java, for scientists and engineers, and can also be used by experienced programmers wishing to learn Java as an additional language. The book focuses on how Java, and object-oriented programming, can be used to solve science and engineering problems.Many examples are included from a number of different scientific and engineering areas, as well as from business and everyday life. Pre-written packages of code are provided to help in such areas as input/output, matrix manipulation and scientific graphing.Java source code and solutions to selected exercises are available at: free solutions manual is available to lecturers at:
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1st year undergraduate science, mathematics and engineering students. Professional scientists and engineers.


Book information

  • Published: May 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5991-8


"It is a true starter for non-programmers, with immediate applications and how-to sections ..." —ELECTRONIC PRODUCT NEWS (Jan 2003)

Table of Contents

Preface. PART 1: Essentials; Getting going; Java programming basics; Solving a problem in Java; More on loops; Debugging; Arrays and matrices. PART 2: More advanced topics; Inheritance; Graphical user interfaces (GUIs); Input/output; Exceptions. PART 3: Some applications; Simulation; Modelling with matrices; Introduction to numerical methods. Appendices. Index.