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Mathematica and Physics

Paul Abbott
Organization: University of Western Australia
Department: Physics
URL: http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/paul.c.abbott
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Computational Physics
Page range: 11-21

Many computational problems in physics are solved using compiled Fortran and C codes. An attractive alternative, suitable for a wide range of problems, is to use the Mathematica computer algebra system. Mathematica is introduced through three examples: antisymmetric operators; the Kepler equations; and spheroidal harmonics. These examples highlight the power and versatility of Mathematica and indicate its application to a much wider range of problems in computational physics.

*Applied Mathematics
*Science > Physics