Mathematica for Calculus-Based Physics / Edition 1

Mathematica for Calculus-Based Physics / Edition 1

by Marvin L. De Jong
ISBN-10:
020160339X
ISBN-13:
9780201603392
Pub. Date:
01/07/1999
Publisher:
Pearson

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Overview

Mathematica for Calculus-Based Physics / Edition 1

This workbook/laboratory manual, designed for the first- or second-year physics student, integrates a computer algebra system, Mathematica, with calculus-based physics. Students learn physics, mathematics, and Mathematica by applying the system to numerous physics problems drawn from a broad range of topics in introductory calculus-based physics. Mathematica's extensive use of graphs helps students visualize solutions as well as find analytical solutions to the problems, which often are skills needed in physics research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201603392
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/07/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 257
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Marvin DeJong received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965 after receiving a M.S. degree in physics from Clarkson college of Technology and an A.B. in Physics from Hope College. He came to the College of the Ozarks in 1967, where he is presently Professor of Physics. He has also taught at Ohio State University, the University of Nebraska, and at the Air Force Academy where he taught a course on transforming Physics Content with New Technologies.

He has published six books with Addison-Wesley, 1991 and has written over 80 scientific articles and papers and conducted a number of workshops. He won the Distinguished Service Citation from the American Association of Physics Teachers in 1987 and is a member and past chair of the AAPT Area Committee on Computers in Physics Education.

Table of Contents

1. Calculations, Formulas, and Equations: A Mathematica Sampler.

2. Functions, Derivatives, and Numerical Integration.

3. Raindrops, Pebbles, and Shuttlecocks: Objects Falling in Air.

4. Vectors, Baseballs, Planets, and Moonshots.

5. Using Mathematica to Do Traditional Physics Problems.

6. Potential Energy and Conservative Forces.

7. Newton's Second Law is a Differential Equation.

8. Topics in Linear Momentum and Gravitation.

9. Oscillatory Motion.

10. Topics in a Wave Motion.

11. Electric Potential Problems.

12. Electrical Circuits.

13. Return to Chaos.

14. Mathematica in the Laboratory.

15. Additional Topics on Waves.

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