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AuthorCoombes, Kevin R. author
TitleMultivariable Calculus and Mathematicaยฎ [electronic resource] : With Applications to Geometry and Physics / by Kevin R. Coombes, Ronald L. Lipsman, Jonathan M. Rosenberg
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1998
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-1698-8
Descript XIII, 283 p. 50 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

One of the authors' stated goals for this publication is to "modernize" the course through the integration of Mathematica. Besides introducing students to the multivariable uses of Mathematica, and instructing them on how to use it as a tool in simplifying calculations, they also present intoductions to geometry, mathematical physics, and kinematics, topics of particular interest to engineering and physical science students. In using Mathematica as a tool, the authors take pains not to use it simply to define things as a whole bunch of new "gadgets" streamlined to the taste of the authors, but rather they exploit the tremendous resources built into the program. They also make it clear that Mathematica is not algorithms. At the same time, they clearly see the ways in which Mathematica can make things cleaner, clearer and simpler. The problem sets give students an opportunity to practice their newly learned skills, covering simple calculations with Mathematica, simple plots, a review of one-variable calculus using Mathematica for symbolic differentiation, integration and numberical integration. They also cover the practice of incorporating text and headings into a Mathematica notebook. A DOS-formatted diskette accompanies the printed work, containing both Mathematica 2.2 and 3.0 version notebooks, as well as sample examination problems for students. This supplementary work can be used with any standard multivariable calculus textbook. It is assumed that in most cases students will also have access to an introductory primer for Mathematica


CONTENT

Benefits of Mathematical Software -- Whatโ{128}{153}s in This Book -- Whatโ{128}{153}s Not in This Book -- How to Use This Book -- A Word About Versions of Mathematica -- Problem Set A: Review of One-Variable Calculus -- Vectors and Graphics -- Vectors -- Parametric Curves -- Graphing Surfaces -- Parametric Surfaces -- Problem Set B: Vectors and Graphics -- Geometry of Curves -- Parametric Curves -- Geometric Invariants -- Differential Geometry of Curves -- Two More Examples -- Problem Set C: Curves -- Kinematics -- Newtonโ{128}{153}s Laws of Motion -- Keplerโ{128}{153}s Laws of Planetary Motion -- Studying Equations of Motion with Mathematica -- Problem Set D: Kinematics -- Directional Derivatives -- Visualizing Functions of Two Variables -- The Gradient of a Function of Two Variables -- Functions of Three or More Variables -- Problem Set E: Directional Derivatives and the Gradient -- Geometry of Surfaces -- The Concept of a Surface -- The Implicit Function Theorem -- Geometric Invariants -- Curvature Calculations with Mathematica -- Problem Set F: Surfaces -- Optimization in Several Variables -- The One-Variable Case -- Functions of Two Variables -- Three or More Variables -- Problem Set G: Optimization -- Multiple Integrals -- Automation and Integration -- Regions in the Plane -- Viewing Simple Regions -- Polar Regions -- Viewing Solid Regions -- A More Complicated Example -- Cylindrical Coordinates -- More General Changes of Coordinates -- Problem Set H: Multiple Integrals -- Physical Applications of Vector Calculus -- Motion in a Central Force Field -- Newtonian Gravitation -- Electricity and Magnetism -- Fluid Flow -- Problem Set I: Physical Applications -- Appendix: Energy Minimization and Laplaceโ{128}{153}s Equation -- Mathematica Tips -- Sample Notebook Solutions


Mathematics Mathematical analysis Analysis (Mathematics) Functions of real variables Algorithms Differential geometry Physics Applied mathematics Engineering mathematics Mathematics Analysis Real Functions Differential Geometry Algorithms Theoretical Mathematical and Computational Physics Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering



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