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Theoretical Physics on the Personal Computer

  • Erich W. Schmid
  • Gerhard Spitz
  • Wolfgang Lösch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 1-9
  3. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 10-19
  4. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 20-32
  5. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 33-40
  6. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 41-50
  7. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 51-56
  8. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 57-78
  9. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 79-87
  10. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 88-99
  11. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 100-112
  12. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 113-121
  13. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 123-133
  14. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 134-146
  15. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 147-155
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    Pages 156-162
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    Pages 163-178
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    Pages 179-186
  19. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 187-194
  20. Erich W. Schmid, Gerhard Spitz, Wolfgang Lösch
    Pages 195-206
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 207-211

About this book

Introduction

We would like to thank Mr. A.H. Armstrong, who translated this book, for his many valuable suggestions and corrections. We also acknowledge a stimulating response from our readers. Mr. J. Peeck sent us a diskette containing the pro­ grams modified to run on an ATARI computer. Mr. H.U. Zimmermann sent us diskettes, on which the graphics software of the book is adapted to the require­ ments of the FORTRAN-77 compiler by MICROSOFT. Readers interested in these adaptations should contact the authors. Tiibingen, January 1988 E. W. Schmid, G. Spitz v Preface to the German Edition This book is based on the lecture course "Computer applications in Theo­ retical Physics", which has been offered at the University of Tiibingen since 1979. This course had as its original aim the preparation of students for a nu­ merical diploma course in theoretical physics. It soon became clear, however, that the course provides a valuable supplement to the fundamental lectures in theoretical physics. Whereas teaching in this field had previously been prin­ cipally characterised by the derivation of equations, it is now possible to give deeper understanding by means of application examples. A graphical presen­ tation of numerical results proves to be important in emphasizing the physics. Interaction with the machine is also valuable. At the end of each calculation the computer should ask the question: "Repeat the calculation with new data (yes/no)?". The student can then answer "yes" and input the new data, e.g.
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Keywords

Potential Theoretical physics applied mathematics computer computer science design dynamics electrodynamics mathematics mechanics physics programming science software thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Erich W. Schmid
    • 1
  • Gerhard Spitz
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Lösch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität TübingenTübingenFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-97088-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-97090-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97088-7
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