Physics with MAPLE. The Computer Algebra Resource for Mathematical Methods in Physics

  • ID: 2180231
  • Book
  • 625 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Written by an experienced physicist who is active in applying computer algebra to relativistic astrophysics and education, this is the resource for mathematical methods in physics using MAPLETM. Through in–depth problems from core courses in the physics curriculum, the author guides students to apply analytical and numerical techniques in mathematical physics, and present the results in interactive graphics. Around 180 simulating exercises are included to facilitate learning by examples.

This book is a must–have for students of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, materials

scientists, lecturers in physics, and university libraries.

∗ Solutions manual for instructors available at [external URL]
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1. Introduction

2. Oscillatory Motion

3. Calculus of Variations

4. Integration of Equations of Motion

5. Orthogonal Functions and Expansions

6. Electrostatics

7. Boundary–Value Problems

8. Magnetostatics

9. Electric Circuits

10. Waves

11. Physical Optics

12. Special Relativity

13. Quantum Phenomena

14. Schrödinger Equation in One Dimension I

15. Schrödinger Equation in One Dimension II

16. Schrödinger Equation in Three Dimensions

17. Quantum Statistics

18. General Relativity

A1 Physical and Astrophysical Constants

A2 Mathematical Notes
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Frank Y. Wang received his Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University in New York, and is currently an assistant professor of mathematics at F. H. LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York. His research interests include theory of neutron stars and black holes, relativistic mechanics, and high–energy astrophysics. He is an ardent advocate of computer algebra in education and a frequent contributor to the Maple Application Center.
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