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AuthorEnns, Richard H. author
TitleComputer Algebra Recipes for Classical Mechanics [electronic resource] / by Richard H. Enns, George C. McGuire
ImprintBoston, MA : Birkhรคuser Boston : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-0013-0
Descript XII, 265 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Hundreds of novel and innovative computer algebra "recipes" will enable readers starting at the second year undergraduate level to easily and rapidly solve and explore most problems they encounter in their classical mechanics studies. Using the powerful computer algebra system MAPLE (Release 8) - no prior knowledge of MAPLE is presumed - the relevant command structures are explained on a need-to-know basis as the recipes are developed. This new problem-solving guide can serve in the classroom or for self-study, for reference, or as a text for an on-line course


CONTENT

A. Computer Algebra Systems -- B. The Spiral Approach to Learning Mechanics -- C. Maple Help -- D. Introductory Recipe -- E. How to Use this Text -- I The Appetizers -- 1 Vectors and Kinematics -- 2 Newtonian Mechanics -- II The Entrees -- 3 Vector Calculus -- 4 Newtonian Dynamics I -- 5 Newtonian Dynamics II -- III The Desserts -- 6 Lagrangian & Hamiltonian Dynamics


Mathematics Computers Numerical analysis Algebra Applied mathematics Engineering mathematics Computer software Mechanics Mathematics Algebra Theory of Computation Numeric Computing Applications of Mathematics Mathematical Software Mechanics



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