• Python 3
Reading time
  • Approximately 28 days
What you will learn
  • Numerical Programming and Data Mining
  • Engineering
  • Allen B. Downey
  • 4 months ago
Packages you will be introduced to
  • wolframalpha
  • sympy
Modeling and Simulation in Python teaches readers how to analyze real-world scenarios using the Python programming language, requiring no more than a background in high school math.

Modeling and Simulation in Python is a thorough but easy-to-follow introduction to physical modeling—that is, the art of describing and simulating real-world systems. Readers are guided through modeling things like world population growth, infectious disease, bungee jumping, baseball flight trajectories, celestial mechanics, and more while simultaneously developing a strong understanding of fundamental programming concepts like loops, vectors, and functions.

Clear and concise, with a focus on learning by doing, the author spares the reader abstract, theoretical complexities and gets right to hands-on examples that show how to produce useful models and simulations.
The author Allen B. Downey has the following credentials.

  • Professor at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Professor at Harvard University, one of the best universities in the world
  • Works/Worked at Google