Mathematica for Theoretical Physics: Classical Mechanics and Nonlinear Dynamics / Edition 2

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Overview

Class-tested textbook that shows readers how to solve physical problems and deal with their underlying theoretical concepts while using Mathematica® to derive numeric and symbolic solutions.

Delivers dozens of fully interactive examples for learning and implementation, constants and formulae can readily be altered and adapted for the user’s purposes.

New edition offers enlarged two-volume format suitable to courses in mechanics and electrodynamics, while offering dozens of new examples and a more rewarding interactive learning environment.

Notebooks for problem solving and learning.

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"The new edition contains a lot of new material and examples … . It is shown how Mathematica can be used to support (or to replace) many of the usual ‘by-hand’ calculations and to study the results instantaneously by means of graphical representations. In particular, advantage is taken of many special functions and operations … which are available in Mathematica. The book contains many sample programs, in written form." (M. Plum, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1095 (21), 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387016740
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 8/16/2005
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

The Author, Gerd Baumann, is affiliated with the Mathematical Physics Division of the University of Ulm, Germany, where he is professor. He is the author of Symmetry Analysis of Differential Equations with Mathematica®. Dr. Baumann has given numerous invited talks at universities and industry alike. He regularly hosts seminars and lectures on symbolic computing at the University of Ulm and at TECHNISCHE UNIVERSIT[T M]NCHEN (TUM), Munich.

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Table of Contents

Classical Mechanics.- Nonlinear Dynamics.

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