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… a very thorough introduction … the book is ideal for a postgraduate student just beginning a Ph.D. in numerical astrophysics or for an undergraduate with a numerical project. However, it also offers more advanced researchers and professionals [with] a clear and useful reminder of the important issues involved in numerical algorithms. … The codes make an interesting addition to the book in that they allow the reader to actually try out … some of the numerical algorithms discussed in the book. …
—Matthew Bate, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
The sweep of the book is impressive given its size. Even with the space constraint, room has been found for excellent discussions of code stability, starting with very simple examples, and including nice comparative discussions for various techniques . . . This is a most welcome and carefully thought out book that should help in the search for deeper subterranean seams.
—James Collett, Physical Sciences Educational Review, 2007, Vol. 8, No. 1
This book is an absolute must for anyone getting started with or interested in numerical astrophysics (e.g. grad student or motivated undergrads). Read morePublished on May 13, 2012 by Stou Sandalski
I ordered this book by kindle. When I reached the download page, I was informed that a software update was needed, which was available only for OS 10.6. My computer runs OS 10.5.8. Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by physics student