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Classical Mechanics with Maxima

  • Todd Keene Timberlake
  • J. Wilson Mixon

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Todd Keene Timberlake, J. Wilson Mixon Jr.
    Pages 1-23
  3. Todd Keene Timberlake, J. Wilson Mixon Jr.
    Pages 25-56
  4. Todd Keene Timberlake, J. Wilson Mixon Jr.
    Pages 57-84
  5. Todd Keene Timberlake, J. Wilson Mixon Jr.
    Pages 85-123
  6. Todd Keene Timberlake, J. Wilson Mixon Jr.
    Pages 125-163
  7. Todd Keene Timberlake, J. Wilson Mixon Jr.
    Pages 165-220
  8. Todd Keene Timberlake, J. Wilson Mixon Jr.
    Pages E1-E1
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 221-258

About this book

Introduction

This book guides undergraduate students in the use of Maxima—a computer algebra system—in solving problems in classical mechanics. It functions well as a supplement to a typical classical mechanics textbook. When it comes to problems that are too difficult to solve by hand, computer algebra systems that can perform symbolic mathematical manipulations are a valuable tool. Maxima is particularly attractive in that it is open-source, multiple-platform software that students can download and install free of charge. Lessons learned and capabilities developed using Maxima are easily transferred to other, proprietary software.

Keywords

Analytical Numerical Methods Classical Mechanics Computer Algebra System Mathematica or Maple Alternative Maxima in Education Open Source Software Using Maxima in Physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Todd Keene Timberlake
    • 1
  • J. Wilson Mixon
    • 2
  1. 1.Berry CollegeMount BerryUSA
  2. 2.WaynesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3207-8
  • Copyright Information Todd Keene Timberlake & J. Wilson Mixon, Jr. 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3206-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3207-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
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