Includes bibliographical references (p. xx) and index.
Contents:
Preface. Guide for Users. Bibliography. 1. Introduction. 2. Oscillatory Motion. 3. Calculus of Variations. 4. Integration of Equations of Motion. 5. Orthogonal Functions and Expansions. 6. Electrostatics. 7. Boundary-Value Problems. 8. Magnetostatics. 9. Electric Circuits. 10. Waves. 11. Physical Optics. 12. Special Relativity. 13. Quantum Phenomena. 14. Schrodinger Equation in One Dimension I. 15. Schrodinger Equation in One Dimension II. 16. Schrodinger Equation in Three Dimensions. 17. Quantum Statistics. 18. General Relativity. Appendix 1: Physical and Astrophysical Constants. Appendix 2: Mathematical Notes. Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
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 Maple[trademark] and Mathematica[trademark]. Through in-depth 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 must-have for students of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, materials scientists, lecturers in physics, and university libraries. (source: Nielsen Book Data)