Theoretical Methods in the Physical Sciences

An introduction to problem solving using Maple V

Authors: Baylis, William

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About this Textbook

The advent of relatively inexpensive but powerful computers is af­ fecting practically all aspects of our lives, but some of the greatest influence is being felt in the physical sciences. However, university curricula and teaching methods have responded somewhat cautiously, having only recently come to terms with the now omnipresent calcula­ tor. While many instructors at first feared that the widespread use of pocket calculators would lead to generations of students who could not multiply or perhaps even add, few now seriously lament the disappear­ ance of slide rules, logarithm tables, and the often error-bound tedium that such tools of the trade demand. Time that used to be spent on the use of logarithm tables and manual square-root extraction can be prof­ itably turned to earlier studies of calculus or computer programming. Now that the calculator has been accepted into the classroom, we face a computer-software revolution which promises to be considerably more profound. Modern textbooks in the physical sciences routinely assume their readers have access not only to calculators, but often to home or even mainframe computers as well, and the problems teachers discuss and assign students can be more complex and often more realistic than in the days of only pad and pencil computations. As less effort is spent on numerical computation, more can be devoted to conceptual under­ standing and to applications of the increasingly sophisticated mathe­ matical methods needed for a real appreciation of recent advances in the discipline.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theoretical Methods in the Physical Sciences
Book Subtitle
An introduction to problem solving using Maple V
Authors
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-0275-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-0275-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-7138-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-8176-3715-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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