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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Classical Mechanics with Maxima

Authors: Timberlake, Todd Keene, Mixon.Jr., J. Wilson

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  • Introduces students to the use of a leading open-source computer algebra system
  • The text groups input and output so that students see precisely how Maxima commands are implemented
  • Accompanied by a set of Maxima files that allow students to replicate all of the text's material and to build on that analysis
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About this Textbook

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.

About the authors

Todd Keene Timberlake is a Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Berry College in Mount Berry, GA. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. He has published several articles on using computers to teach physics and astronomy in the American Journal of Physics and The Physics Teacher.

J. Wilson Mixon is Dana Professor of Economics Emeritus at Berry college. Over 70 of his articles have appeared in refereed economics journals. They continue to be downloaded in significant numbers. He maintains a web site that contains a large amount of Excel-based analysis of economic principles. In the past three years, over 27,000 have visited the site.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classical Mechanics with Maxima
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Todd Keene Timberlake & J. Wilson Mixon, Jr.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-3207-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-3207-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3206-1
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 258
Number of Illustrations
156 b/w illustrations
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