Computational physics

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Prentice Hall, 1997 - Science - 419 pages
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Contains a wealth of topics to allow instructors flexibility in the choice of topics and depth of coverage: Examines projective motion with and without realistic air resistance. Discusses planetary motion and the three-body problem. Explores chaotic motion of the pendulum and waves on a string. Includes topics relating to fractal growth and stochastic systems. Offers examples on statistical physics and quantum mechanics. Contains ample explanations of the necessary algorithms students need to help them write original programs, and provides many example programs and calculations for reference.

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Contents

ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
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REALISTIC PROJECTILE MOTION
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Al l
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Nicholas J. Giordano is the James Huber Distinguished Professor of Physics and Head of the Department of Physics at Purdue University. In 2003, he was named Teacher of the Year for the state of Indiana and was also awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching at Purdue. Giordano earned his Ph.D. at Yale University and is a respected researcher in the field of nanoscience.

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