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Heeding the "garbage in, garbage out" truism in the new area of particle computer modeling and simulation<-->the study of the dynamic behavior of solids and fluids in response to external forces, Greenspan U. of Texas, Arlington concentrates on ensuring the validity of the inputs: i.e. the approximate solving of initial value problems for systems of ordinary differential equations. The tripartite analysis consists of: mathematical, physical, and numerical considerations; qualitative dare we say intuitive? Newtonian modeling; and quantitative modeling including an application of Special Relativity. Appendices provide FORTRAN programs and related formulas. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Mathematical, Physical and Numerical Considerations 1
Ch. 1 Particle Modeling: What It Is and What It Is Not 3
Ch. 2 Numerical Methodology 7
Pt. II Qualitative Newtonian Modeling 23
Ch. 3 Elastic Strings and Solitons 25
Ch. 4 Elastic Snap Through 35
Ch. 5 Minimal Surfaces 43
Ch. 6 Biological Self Reorganization 57
Ch. 7 Cavity Flow 71
Ch. 8 Turbulent and Nonturbulent Vortices 83
Ch. 9 Liquid Drop Formation, Fall, and Collision 95
Ch. 10 Conservative Motion of Tops and Gyroscopes 105
Pt. III Quantitative Modeling 141
Ch. 11 Stress Wave Propagation in Slender Bars 143
Ch. 12 Colliding Microdrops of Water 151
Ch. 13 Crack Development in a Stressed Copper Plate 161
Ch. 14 Liquid Drop Formation on a Solid Surface 171
Ch. 15 Fluid Bubbles and Jiggling Gels 183
Ch. 16 Melting Points 205
Ch. 17 Special Relativistic Motion 215
Ch. 18 A Speculative Model of the Diatomic Molecular Bond 231
References and Sources for Further Reading 237
Appendices FORTRAN Programs and Related Formulas 251
Index 271
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