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Legal Notice, Disclaimer, and Book Ordering Information:
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(* Legal Notice, Disclaimer, and Book Ordering Information:
Last Modified: FIO January 1, 1995
Mathematica For Physics
Robert L. Zimmerman and Fredrick I. Olness
MathSource Number: 0206-862
ISBN 0-201-53796-6
For ordering information, call 1-800-822-6339
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company
Communication with the authors:
Fredrick I. Olness: olness@mail.physics.smu.edu
Robert L. Zimmerman: bob@zim.uoregon.edu
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2. GENERAL PHYSICS
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Needs["Algebra`SymbolicSum`"];
Needs["Algebra`Trigonometry`"] ;
Needs["Calculus`FourierTransform`"];
Needs["Calculus`LaplaceTransform`"];
Needs["Calculus`VectorAnalysis`"];
Needs["Graphics`ParametricPlot3D`"];
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Needs["Graphics`PlotField3D`"];
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User Defined Procedures:
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1. Procedure to find a least squares fit to a set of data:
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*)
leastSquares::usage=" leastSquares[data,function,var ,start]
This procedure will fit a set of data points to a function
with unknown constants. The constants are determined by finding
the values that give the least squared fit to the data.";
leastSquares[p_List,f_,var_ ,start___]:=
Module[{temp1,temp2 },
temp1=Apply[Plus, Map[(#[[2]]-(f/.var->#[[1]]))^2&,p]];
temp2=FindMinimum[Evaluate[temp1//Expand],start];
Return[{f//.temp2[[2]],temp2[[2]]}] ];
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2. Procedure to find the electric potential for point charges:
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monopole::usage =" monopole[q,{x,y,z}]
This procedure gives the potential for a point charge q
located at the point {x,y,z}.";
monopole[q_, p0_:{0,0,0}, p1_:{x,y,z}]=
q/Sqrt[(p0-p1).(p0-p1)]
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q/(p0 - p1) . (p0 - p1)^(1/2)
;[o]
q
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Sqrt[(p0 - p1) . (p0 - p1)]
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(*
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