Computer Algebra Recipes for Mathematical Physics
Authors: Enns, Richard H.
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Over two hundred novel and innovative computer algebra worksheets or "recipes" will enable readers in engineering, physics, and mathematics to easily and rapidly solve and explore most problems they encounter in their mathematical physics studies. While the aim of this text is to illustrate applications, a brief synopsis of the fundamentals for each topic is presented, the topics being organized to correlate with those found in traditional mathematical physics texts. The recipes are presented in the form of stories and anecdotes, a pedagogical approach that makes a mathematically challenging subject easier and more fun to learn.
Key features:
* Uses the MAPLE computer algebra system to allow the reader to easily and quickly change the mathematical models and the parameters and then generate new answers
* No prior knowledge of MAPLE is assumed; the relevant MAPLE commands are introduced on a needtoknow basis
* All MAPLE commands are indexed for easy reference
* A classroomtested story/anecdote format is used, accompanied with amusing or thoughtprovoking quotations
This is a selfcontained and standalone text, similar in style and format to Computer Algebra Recipes: A Gourmet's Guide to Mathematical Models of Science (ISBN 0387951482), Springer New York 2001 and Computer Algebra Recipes for Classical Mechanics (ISBN 0817642919), Birkhäuser 2003. Computer Algebra Recipes for Mathematical Physics may be used in the classroom, for selfstudy, as a reference, or as a text for an online course.  Reviews

"This textbook shows in an easytoread way how a computer algebra system, in this case Maple, can be used to solve problems from physics. It is suitable for undergraduate students and requires no previous knowledge of Maple.… It is a nice complement to a traditional mathematical methods in physics course, with plenty of problems for the teacher to choose from." —Monatshefte für Mathematik
"This book is a selfcontained guide to the Maple computer algebra system which draws its examples from mathematical physics. The format of the book is very pleasant for the reader. The book consists of short examples, each about 13 pages, which describe the problem studied and then provide a recipe to solve it. Each example begins with a humorous or witty citation from the writers of the past  a good method to stimulate the reader. The recipes cover a great number of topics…and each topic is subdivided into numerous examples. This book is best suited for physicists but also mathematicians would find this text very useful." —Zentralblatt Math
"Over two hundred novel and innovative computer algebra worksheets of "recipes" will enable readers in engineering, physics, and mathematics to easily and rapidly solve and explore most problems they encounter in their mathematical physics studies. …The recipes are presented in the form of stories and anecdotes, a pedagogical approach that makes a mathematically challenging subject easier and more fun to learn.… This is a selfcontained and standalone text using MAPLE that may be used in the classroom, for selfstudy, as a reference, or as a text for an online course." —Bulletin Bibliographique
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 Book Title
 Computer Algebra Recipes for Mathematical Physics
 Authors

 Richard H. Enns
 Copyright
 2005
 Publisher
 Birkhäuser Basel
 Copyright Holder
 Birkhäuser Boston
 eBook ISBN
 9780817644277
 DOI
 10.1007/b138898
 Softcover ISBN
 9780817632236
 Edition Number
 1
 Number of Pages
 XV, 392
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