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Elementary Mechanics Using Matlab

A Modern Course Combining Analytical and Numerical Techniques

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Elementary Mechanics Using Matlab by Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
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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 Matlab, and a chapter devoted to the basics of scientific programming with Matlab is included. A parallel edition using Python instead of Matlab is also available. Last but not least, each chapter is accompanied by an extensive set of course-tested exercises and solutions.

Author Biography

Professor Anders Malthe-Sorenssen 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.
Release date Australia
October 17th, 2016
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Illustrations
178 Illustrations, color; 77 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 590 p. 255 illus., 178 illus. in color.
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Pages
590
Dimensions
155x235x31
ISBN-13
9783319386737
Product ID
26207335

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