Mathematica for Calculus-Based Physics

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Addison Wesley, 1999 - Science - 257 pages
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This workbook/laboratory manual, designed for the first- or second-year physics student, integrates a computer algebra system, Mathematica, with calculus-based physics. Students learn physics, mathematics, and Mathematica by applying the system to numerous physics problems drawn from a broad range of topics in introductory calculus-based physics. Mathematica's extensive use of graphs helps students visualize solutions as well as find analytical solutions to the problems, which often are skills needed in physics research.

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Contents

Functions Derivatives and Numerical
16
Vectors Baseballs Planets and Moonshots
48
Using Mathematica to do Traditional Physics
68
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About the author (1999)

Dr. Marvin DeJong received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965 after receiving a M.S. degree in physics from Clarkson college of Technology and an A.B. in Physics from Hope College. He came to the College of the Ozarks in 1967, where he is presently Professor of Physics. He has also taught at Ohio State University, the University of Nebraska, and at the Air Force Academy where he taught a course on transforming Physics Content with New Technologies.

He has published six books with Addison-Wesley, 1991 and has written over 80 scientific articles and papers and conducted a number of workshops. He won the Distinguished Service Citation from the American Association of Physics Teachers in 1987 and is a member and past chair of the AAPT Area Committee on Computers in Physics Education.


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