Synopses & Reviews
Deepen your understanding of physics by learning to use the Haskell functional programming language.
This book teaches you to solve physics problems using the functional programming paradigm. Ideal for first-time programmers and science aficionados alike, it introduces the Haskell programming language and encourages the writing of beautiful code to match the elegant ideas of theoretical physics.
Haskell's powerful system of types is capable of encoding important mathematical structures like vectors, derivatives, integrals, scalar fields, and differential equations. In addition, you'll explore Newtonian mechanics and electromagnetics, analyze source code, and discover why Haskell's high-order functions and referential transparency serve physics so well.
About the Author
Scott Walck has a PhD in Physics from Lehigh University and has been a professor of physics, including computational physics, to undergraduates for over 20 years at Lebanon Valley College. He has also written academic articles and given talks on the use of functional programming in teaching physics.