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Python for Engineers and Scientists Course Details

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Perform complex maths in Python
  • Solve mathematical equations symbolically using python
  • Use numerical methods to find solutions to mathematical problems
  • Perform simulations


Scientists, Engineers, data scientists.


Python programming


2 Days


$550.00 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.   *Discount available

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About Python for Engineers and Scientists

Python has a fantastic array of modules that are useful to both scientists and engineers. Easily enabling data processing, modelling, linear algebra and much more. Tools that allow immediate data visualization are particularly helpful.

Course Outline

Symbolic Math (symy)



Numeric types

Differentiation and Integration

Ordinary differential equations

Series expansions and plotting

Linear equations and matrix inversion

Non linear equations

Output: LATEX interface and pretty-printing

Numerical Python (numpy)


Arrays (Matrices)

Convert from array to list or tuple

Standard Linear Algebra operations

Numpy for Matlab users

Visualising Data

Matplotlib 2D plotting

Matplotlib and Pylab

pyplot, numpy

Fine tuning your plot

Plotting more than one curve


Visualising matrix data

3D Plots


Visual Python

Basics, rotating and zooming

Setting the frame rate for animations

Tracking trajectories

Connecting objects (Cylinders, springs, 3d vision)

Visualising higher dimensional data


Numerical Methods (scipy)


Numerical integration

Solving ordinary differential equations

Finding roots using the bisection and fsolve method

Fast Fourier Transforms

Interpolation and curve fitting


Simulations (simpy)


Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Contact hours are between 9am to 4pm.

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