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Computational Physics

Computational Physics - 97 edition

Computational Physics - 97 edition

ISBN13: 9780133677232

ISBN10: 0133677230

Computational Physics by Nicholas J. Giordano - ISBN 9780133677232
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Computational Physics by Nicholas J. Giordano - ISBN 9780133677232

ISBN13: 9780133677232

ISBN10: 0133677230

Edition: 97

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Summary

Conveying the excitement and allure of physics, this progressive text uses a computational approach to introduce students to the basic numerical techniques used in dealing with topics and problems of prime interest to today's physicists.

Contains a wealth of topics to allow instructors flexibility in the choice of topics and depth of coverage:

Examines projective motion with and without realistic air resistance.
Discusses planetary motion and the three-body problem.
Explores chaotic motion of the pendulum and waves on a string.
Considers topics relating to fractal growth and stochastic systems.
Offers examples on statistical physics and quantum mechanics.

Contains ample explanations of the necessary algorithms students need to help them write original programs, and provides many example programs and calculations for reference.

Students and instructors may access sample programs through the author's web site: http://www.physics.purdue.edu/~ng/comp_phys.html

Includes a significant amount of additional material and problems to give students and instructors flexibility in the choice of topics and depth of coverage.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. A First Numerical Problem.

2. Realistic Projectile Motion.

3. Oscillatory Motion and Chaos.

4. The Solar System.

5. Potentials and Fields.

6. Waves.

7. Random Systems.

8. Statistical Mechanics, Phase Transitions, and the Ising Model.

9. Molecular Dynamics.

10. Quantum Mechanics.

11. Interdisciplinary Topics.

Appendix 1. Ordinary Differential Equations.
Appendix 2. The Fourier Transform.
Appendix 3. The Method of Least Squares.
Appendix 4. Selected Program Listings.

Index.

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