**Mathematica for Physics**

**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:

**User-defined Procedures for the
seven chapters**

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**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, ... .**