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Author Greene, Ronald L.

Title Classical mechanics with Maple / Ronald L. Greene
Published New York : Springer, [1995]


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 W'PONDS  531.1078 Gre/Cmw  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction to Maple V. 1.1. Basics. 1.2. Algebraic Equations. 1.3. Calculus and Differential Equations. 1.4. Simplification and Manipulation of Results. 1.5. Extending the Power of Maple. 1.6. Graphics -- 2. Review of Introductory Mechanics. 2.1. Kinematics in Rectangular Coordinate Systems. 2.2. Newton's Laws of Motion. 2.3. Examples of Motion Under Constant Forces. 2.4. Conservation of Mechanical Energy. 2.5. Momentum Conservation -- 3. Newtonian Dynamics of Particles. 3.1. Kinematics in Other Coordinate Systems. 3.2. Explicitly Time-Dependent Forces. 3.3. Position- or Velocity-Dependent Forces. 3.4. Work and Energy. 3.5. Power. 3.6. Angular Momentum and Torque. 3.7. Central Forces -- 4. The Harmonic Oscillator. 4.1. Linear Restoring Force. 4.2. Simple Harmonic Motion. 4.3. Damped Harmonic Motion. 4.4. Sinusoidally-Driven Harmonic Motion. 4.5. Impulse-Driven Harmonic Oscillator. 4.6. Approximate Simple Harmonic Motion -- 5. Systems of Particles. 5.1. The Two-Body Problem
5.2. The N-Body Problem. 5.3. Simple Rigid Body Motion. 5.4. Equilibrium of a Rigid Body. 5.5. Coupled Harmonic Oscillators
Summary Many problems in classical mechanics can now be readily solved using computers. This text integrates Maple, a general-purpose symbolic computation program, into the traditional sophomore- or junior-level mechanics course. Intended primarily as a supplement to a standard text, it discusses all the topics usually covered in the course and shows how to solve problems using Maple and how to display solutions graphically to gain further insight. The text is self-contained and can also be used for self-study or as the primary text in a mechanics course
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-168) and index
Notes Also available in print
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Maple (Computer file)
Mechanics -- Data processing.
Quantum theory.
Author SpringerLink (Online service)
LC no. 95008322
ISBN 0387945121 (New York : alk. paper)
Other Titles Maple