Physics with MAPLE: The Computer Algebra Resource for Mathematical Methods in PhysicsISBN: 9783527406401
625 pages
March 2006

For Instructors
For Students
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 and MathematicaTM. Through indepth 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 musthave for students of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, materials
scientists, lecturers in physics, and university libraries.
* Free online MapleTM material at
http://www.wileyvch.de/templates/pdf/maplephysics.zip
* Free online MathematicaTM material at
http://www.wileyvch.de/templates/pdf/physicswithmathematica.zip
* Solutions manual for lecturers available at www.wileyvch.de/supplements/
This book is a musthave for students of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, materials
scientists, lecturers in physics, and university libraries.
* Free online MapleTM material at
http://www.wileyvch.de/templates/pdf/maplephysics.zip
* Free online MathematicaTM material at
http://www.wileyvch.de/templates/pdf/physicswithmathematica.zip
* Solutions manual for lecturers available at www.wileyvch.de/supplements/
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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. BoundaryValue 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
2. Oscillatory Motion
3. Calculus of Variations
4. Integration of Equations of Motion
5. Orthogonal Functions and Expansions
6. Electrostatics
7. BoundaryValue 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 highenergy astrophysics. He is an ardent advocate of computer algebra in education and a frequent contributor to the Maple Application Center.
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 The undergraduate resource for Mathematical Methods in physics
 with MAPLE applications
 by a physicist knowing how to solve physics problems
 about 180 problems, partly openended explorative activities; solutions manual available from publisher
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