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 TimeDependent Forces. 3.3. Position or VelocityDependent 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. SinusoidallyDriven Harmonic Motion. 4.5. ImpulseDriven Harmonic Oscillator. 4.6. Approximate Simple Harmonic Motion  5. Systems of Particles. 5.1. The TwoBody Problem 

5.2. The NBody 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 generalpurpose symbolic computation program, into the traditional sophomore or juniorlevel 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 selfcontained and can also be used for selfstudy 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)


Maple.


Mechanics  Data processing.


Physics.


Quantum theory.

Author 
SpringerLink (Online service)

LC no. 
95008322 
ISBN 
0387945121 (New York : alk. paper) 
