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Title

The Art of Modeling in Science and Engineering with Mathematica, Second Edition
Authors

Diran Basmadjian
Ramin Farnood
Book information

Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC (Boca Raton, FL)
Copyright year: 2007
ISBN: 1584884606
Medium: Hardcover
Pages: 509
Out of print?: N
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Contents

A First Look at Modeling | Analytical Tools: The Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations | The Use of Mathematica in Modeling Physical Systems | Elementary Applications of the Conservation Laws | Partial Differential Equations: Classification, Types, and Properties--Some Simple Transformations | Solution of Linear Systems by Superposition Methods | Vector Calculus: Generalized Transportation Equations | Analytical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations
Description

This book explores the mathematical tools and procedures used in modeling based on the laws of conservation of mass, energy, momentum, and electrical charge. This edition expands the range of applied examples to reach a wider audience. The text proceeds from simple models of real-world problems at the algebraic and ordinary differential equations (ODE) levels to more sophisticated models requiring partial differential equations. The traditional solution methods are supplemented with Mathematica, which is used throughout the text to arrive at solutions for many of the problems presented.
Subjects

*Engineering
*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Differential Equations
*Science > Physics
Keywords

modelling, auxiliary relations, balance space, unsteady state balance, steady state balance, solution analysis, autonomous ODE, d-operator method, phase plane analysis, alegraic equations, force balances, mass balances, compartmental models, distributed models, quasilinear PDE, radial spherical configuration, radial circular configuration, radial cylindrical configuration, planar configuration, semi-infinite configuration, nondimensionalization, Neumann product solutions, Duhamel's integral, superposition of Dankwerts, trasport of momentum, Sturm-Liouville theorem