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Doing Math With Python

Amit Saha


ISBN: 9781593276409
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Doing Math with Python teaches you how to use Python as a tool to delve into math concepts.
Doing Math With Python
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ISBN: 9781593276409
ANNOTATION:
Doing Math with Python teaches you how to use Python as a tool to delve into math concepts.

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Doing Math with Python teaches you how to use Python as a tool to delve into math concepts.

Publisher Description

Doing Math with Python shows you how to use Python to delve into high school-level math topics like statistics, geometry, probability, and calculus. You'll start with simple projects, like a factoring program and a quadratic-equation solver, and then create more complex projects once you've gotten the hang of things.

Along the way, you'll discover new ways to explore math and gain valuable programming skills that you'll use throughout your study of math and computer science. Learn how to- -Describe your data with statistics, and visualize it with line graphs, bar charts, and scatter plots -Explore set theory and probability with programs for coin flips, dicing, and other games of chance -Solve algebra problems using Python's symbolic math functions -Draw geometric shapes and explore fractals like the Barnsley fern, the Sierpinski triangle, and the Mandelbrot set -Write programs to find derivatives and integrate functions

Creative coding challenges and applied examples help you see how you can put your new math and coding skills into practice. You'll write an inequality solver, plot gravity's effect on how far a bullet will travel, shuffle a deck of cards, estimate the area of a circle by throwing 100,000 "darts" at a board, explore the relationship between the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio, and more.

Whether you're interested in math but have yet to dip into programming or you're a teacher looking to bring programming into the classroom, you'll find that Python makes programming easy and practical. Let Python handle the grunt work while you focus on the math.

Uses Python 3

Author Biography

Amit Saha is a software engineer who has worked for Red Hat and Sun Microsystems. He created and maintains Fedora Scientific, a Linux distribution for scientific and educational users. He is also the author of Write Your First Program (Prentice Hall Learning).

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Working with Numbers Chapter 2: Visualizing Data with Graphs Chapter 3: Describing Data with Statistics Chapter 4: Algebra and Symbolic Math with SymPy Chapter 5: Playing with Sets and Probability Chapter 6: Drawing Geometric Shapes and Fractals Chapter 7: Solving Calculus Problems Afterword Appendix A: Software Installation Appendix B: Overview of Python Topics

Review

"Saha does an excellent job providing a clear link between Python and upper-level math concepts, and demonstrates how Python can be transformed into a mathematical stage. This book deserves a spot on every geometry teacher's bookshelf." --School Library Journal

Review Quote

"Saha does an excellent job providing a clear link between Python and upper-level math concepts, and demonstrates how Python can be transformed into a mathematical stage. This book deserves a spot on every geometry teacher's bookshelf." --School Library Journal

Product Details

Author
Amit Saha
Publisher
No Starch Press,us
Year
2015
ISBN-10
1593276400
ISBN-13
9781593276409
Format
Paperback
Media
Book
Short Title
DOING MATH W/PYTHON
Language
English
Pages
264
Illustrations
Yes
Publication Date
2015-01-08
Country of Publication
United States
Subtitle
Use Programming to Explore Algebra, Statistics, Calculus, and More!
Audience
Children/Juvenile