Mathematica for Physics

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Robert L. Zimmerman: bob@zim.uoregon.edu

Fredrick I. Olness:  olness@pascal.physics.smu.edu

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company  

   This book is intended for the advanced undergraduate and graduate physics students taking core courses in the physics curriculum. The students are shown how to use Mathematica to solve the standard problems in physics. Since we cover the canonical problems from the core courses, the students can practice with our solutions, and then modify these solutions to solve additional problems. The students can focus on the physics, and leave the algebraic complications to Mathematica. This book takes the reader beyond the "textbook" solutions by challenging the students to cross check the results using the wide variety of Mathematica's analytical, numerical, and graphical tools.

    The book  Mathematica For Physics contains the following chapters:

 

Chpt 1:  Getting Started

Chpt 2:  General Physics

Chpt 3:  Oscillating Systems

Chpt 4:  Lagrangians and Hamiltonians

Chpt 5:  Electrostatics

Chpt 6:  Quantum Mechanics

Chpt 7:  Relativity and Cosmology

User-defined Procedures for the seven chapters

Selected Problems

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 Mathematica for Physics by Robert L. Zimmerman, Fredrick I. Olness,

 Our Price: $63 Paperback (February 1995)  Addison-Wesley Pub Co; ISBN: 0201537966 ; 

Editorial Reviews

Book News, Inc. , March 1, 1995

                For teachers and students of physics who want to use this mathematical software system to visualize and display physics concepts and generate numerical and graphical solutions to physics problems. Covers Mathematica commands and user-defined procedures for general physics, oscillating systems, Lagrangians and Hamiltonians, electrostatics, quantum mechanics, and relativity and cosmology. Includes exercises.

Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

An excellent supplement for any physics course Mathematica for Physics, by Robert L. Zimmerman and Fredrick I. Olness, with a foreword by Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica. This book takes the reader beyond the "textbook" solutions by challenging the student to cross check the results using the wide variety of Mathematica's analytical Mathematica for Physics chooses the canonical problems from the physics curriculum, and solves these problems using Mathematica. This book takes the reader beyond the "textbook" solutions by challenging the student to cross check the results using the wide variety of Mathematica's analytical, numerical, and graphical tools. Throughout the book, the complexity of both the physics and Mathematica is systematically extended to broaden the tools the reader has at his or her disposal, and to broaden the range of problems that can be solved. As such, this text is an appropriate supplement for any of the core advanced undergraduate and graduate physics courses. The electronic supplement contains the initialization files for all chapters, and selected solutions and examples, ... .