- Author: Todd Keene Timberlake, J. Wilson Mixon, Jr.
- ISBN 13: 9781493932061
- Publisher: Springer
- Date published: 2016
- Page: 258 pages
- Keyword: Mechanics; Mathematics; Cơ học; Toán học; Xử lý dữ liệu
- Local: 01041000897 531.0285 TIM 2016 P. DVTT KHTN&NV - Kho Tự nhiên Tham khảo
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.