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Mathematica for Physics
Authors

Robert L. Zimmerman
Organization: University of Oregon
Department: Institute of Theoretical Science
Fredrick I. Olness
Organization: Southern Methodist University
Department: Department of Physics
Book information

Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Copyright year: 1995
ISBN: 0201537966
Medium: Paperback
Pages: 436
Out of print?: Y
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Contents

Getting Started | General Physics | Oscillating Systems | Langrangians and Hamiltonians | Electrostatics | Quantum Mechanics | Relativity and Cosmology
Description

Designed as a supplement for any of the core advanced undergraduate and graduate physics courses, Mathematica for Physics chooses the canonical problems from the physics curriculum, and solves these problems using Mathematica. This book takes the reader beyond the "textbook" solutions by challenging the student to cross check the results using the wide variety of Mathematica's analytical, numerical, and graphical tools. Throughout the book, the complexity of both the physics and Mathematica is systematically extended to broaden the tools the reader has at his or her disposal, and to broaden the range of problems that can be solved.

As such, this text is an appropriate supplement for any of the core advanced undergraduate and graduate physics courses.

The electronic supplement contains the initialization files for all chapters, and selected solutions and examples.

Highlights include:

Provides Mathematica solutions for the canonical problems in the physics curriculum.

Covers essential problems in: mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, special and general relativity, cosmology, elementary circuits, oscillating Systems.

Uses the power of Mathematica to go beyond "textbook" solutions and bring the problems alive with animations, and other graphical tools.

Emphasizes the graphical capability of Mathematica to develop the reader's intuition and visualization in problem solving.

Introduces the reader to the aspects of Mathematica that are particularly useful for physics.
Subject

*Science > Physics
Keywords

electronic supplements, Mathematica book information, publications, text book, physics, tutorials, courseware, classical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, cosmology, oscillating systems, education
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