Author | Enns, Richard H. author |
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Title | Computer Algebra Recipes for Classical Mechanics [electronic resource] / by Richard H. Enns, George C. McGuire |

Imprint | Boston, MA : Birkhรคuser Boston : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 2003 |

Connect to | http://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