New E-book Computational Physics with Python available via CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Mark Newman, the Paul Dirac Collegiate Professor of Physics at University of Michigan, recently published "Computational Physics with Python" (2012).
Eric Ayars (California St. Univ, Chico) has reviewed this in the Jan/Feb "Computing in Science & Engineering", pp. 6-7, 2014.
Rather than use a mainstream publisher, Newman published this on the CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (a relatively new Amazon company, Newman owns the rights and maintains control over his work).
This well-reviewed, 500+ page, much needed text is also available for libraries book purchasing systems for $48, and new and used paperbacks are available via Amazon for $33-$40. Other physics texts published in recent years can average around $150-$200.
See also the author's willingness to share the online content. Based on how high the demand is for python material, it's likely the print format will be perpetually checked-out for the first few years it's available in your library. I'm not particularly interested in writing commercials for an Amazon subsidiary,
but if monograph funds are being depleted quickly this spring, it's newsworthy that this is available for $40 (or less).
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Also worth tracking is iPython Notebooks ... that are increasingly being used for teaching purposes.
There are also some books out that have .pynb equivalents, see http://nbviewer.ipython.org/.
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