Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Elementary Mechanics Using Python

A Modern Course Combining Analytical and Numerical Techniques

Authors: Malthe-Sorenssen, Anders

  • Offers a novel approach combining computational and analytical methods
  • Contains many figures and plots
  • Each chapter comes with exercises and solutions
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About this Textbook

This book – specifically developed as a novel textbook on elementary classical mechanics – shows how analytical and numerical methods can be seamlessly integrated to solve physics problems. This approach allows students to solve more advanced and applied problems at an earlier stage and equips them to deal with real-world examples well beyond the typical special cases treated in standard textbooks.

Another advantage of this approach is that students are brought closer to the way physics is actually discovered and applied, as they are introduced right from the start to a more exploratory way of understanding phenomena and of developing their physical concepts.

While not a requirement, it is advantageous for the reader to have some prior knowledge of scientific programming with a scripting-type language. This edition of the book uses Python, and a chapter devoted to the basics of scientific programming with Python is included. A parallel edition using Matlab instead of Python is also available.

Last but not least, each chapter is accompanied by an extensive set of course-tested exercises and solutions.

About the authors

Professor Anders Malthe-Sørenssen is a professor of physics at the University of Oslo, where his research interests are focused on the physics of geological processes.  His current teaching activity focuses on revitalizing the teaching of undergraduate science courses by seamless integration of computational methods in order to give students an early contact with research and industrially relevant problems.  

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

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    Pages 1-7

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  • Getting Started with Programming

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    Pages 9-29

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  • Units and Measurement

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    Pages 31-41

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  • Motion in One Dimension

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    Pages 43-81

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  • Forces in One Dimension

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    Pages 83-138

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eBook 35,69 €
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Hardcover 46,79 €
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Softcover 58,30 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Elementary Mechanics Using Python
Book Subtitle
A Modern Course Combining Analytical and Numerical Techniques
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19596-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19596-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-19595-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38684-3
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 590
Number of Illustrations and Tables
76 b/w illustrations, 180 illustrations in colour
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