Mathematica for Theoretical Physics: Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity, And…

Hardcover | August 16, 2005

byGerd Baumann

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Class-tested textbook that shows readers how to solve physical problems and deal with their underlying theoretical concepts while using Mathematica® to derive numeric and symbolic solutions.Delivers dozens of fully interactive examples for learning and implementation, constants and formulae can readily be altered and adapted for the user's purposes.New edition offers enlarged two-volume format suitable to courses in mechanics and electrodynamics, while offering dozens of new examples and a more rewarding interactive learning environment.

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Class-tested textbook that shows readers how to solve physical problems and deal with their underlying theoretical concepts while using Mathematica® to derive numeric and symbolic solutions.Delivers dozens of fully interactive examples for learning and implementation, constants and formulae can readily be altered and adapted for the us...

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Mathematica for Theoretical Physics: Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity, and FractalsThis second edition of Baumann's Mathematica® in Theoretical Physics shows readers how to solve physical problems and deal with their underlying theoretical concepts while using Mathematica® to derive numeric and symbolic solutions....

The Author, Gerd Baumann, is affiliated with the Mathematical Physics Division of the University of Ulm, Germany, where he is professor. He is the author of Symmetry Analysis of Differential Equations with Mathematica®. Dr. Baumann has given numerous invited talks at universities and industry alike. He regularly hosts seminars and lect...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:414 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:August 16, 2005Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387219331

ISBN - 13:9780387219332

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Table of Contents

Preface - Electrodynamics: Introduction.- Potential and Electric Field of Discrete Charge Distributions.- Boundary Problem of Electrostatics.- Two Ions in the Penning Trap.- Exercises.- Packages and Programs - Quantum Mechanics: Introduction.- The Schrödinger Equation.- One Dimensional Potential.- The Harmonic Oscillator.- Anharmonic Oscillator.- Motion in the Central Force Field.- Second Virial Coefficient and Its Quantum Corrections.- Exercises.- Packages and Programs - General Relativity: Introduction.- The Orbits in General Relativity.- Light Bending in the Gravitational Field.- Einstein's Field Equations (Vacuum Case).- The Schwarzschild Solution.- The Reissner-Nordstrom Solution for a Charged Mass Point.- Exercises.- Packages and Programs - Fractals: Introduction.- Measuring a Borderline.- The Koch Curve.- Multi-Fractals.- The Renormalization Group.- Fractional Calculus.- Exercises.- Packages and Programs - Appendix - Index.

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From the reviews of the second edition:"The new edition contains a lot of additional material and new examples, and more emphasis is put on an interactive problem solving. In particular, advantage is taken of many special functions and frequently used operations which are available in Mathematica, in order to demonstrate how Mathematica can be used to replace lengthy 'by-hand' calculations and to give graphical support." (M. Plum, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1095 (21), 2006)