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Soil Physics with Python: Transport in the Soil–Plant–Atmosphere System

Marco Bittelli, Gaylon S. Campbell, and Fausto Tomei

Abstract

This book presents numerical methods to solve soil physics problems using computers. It starts with the theory and then shows how to use Python code to solve the problems. Most soil physics books focus on deriving rather than solving the differential equations for mass and energy transport in the soil–plant–atmosphere continuum. The focus of this book is on solutions. Agricultural and biological scientists usually have a good working knowledge of algebra and calculus, but not of differential equations. Here numerical procedures are used to solve differential equations. This allows the solution ... More

Keywords: soil physics, numerical methods, soil–plant–atmosphere continuum, python, mass transport in soil, energy transport in soil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199683093
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683093.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marco Bittelli, author
Professor, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

Gaylon S. Campbell, author
Senior Scientist, Decagon Devices Inc.

Fausto Tomei, author
Researcher, Regional Agency for Environmental Protection