The third edition of our text, Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, and Wolfgang Christian, published by Addison-Wesley in 2006, is out of print and will no longer be published by Pearson. PDF copies of the chapters are available from ComPADRE. View the supplemental documents attached to this resource. We will update the chapters soon to fix some of the typos and errors.
The text discusses many novel applications, is accessible to a wide range of readers, develops good programming habits, and encourages student experimentation. Our goal is to teach
students enough tools so that they can use computer simulations as a method of
discovery in physics. The text also introduces Java programming by example in the context of learning physics, but can be used with other programming languages.
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The computer simulation textbook is complemented by the Open Source Physics Users Guide.