# Elementary Mechanics Using Matlab

## Benefits

• Novel approach combining computational and analytical methods

• Contains many figures and plots

• Each chapter comes with exercises and solutions

Textbook

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

1. Front Matter
Pages i-xiii
2. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 1-7
3. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 9-29
4. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 31-41
5. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 43-81
6. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 83-137
7. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 139-181
8. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 183-213
9. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 215-228
10. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 229-267
11. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 269-302
12. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 303-350
13. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 351-399
14. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 401-436
15. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 437-456
16. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
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17. Anders Malthe-Sorenssen
Pages 489-553
18. Back Matter
Pages 555-590

### Introduction

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.

### Keywords

Computational physics Forces, momentum and motion Introductory mechanics Mechanics textbook Newtonian mechanics Scripting-type languages for scientific Teaching basic physical concepts Work and energy programming

#### Authors and affiliations

1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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.

### Bibliographic information

• Book Title Elementary Mechanics Using Matlab
• Book Subtitle A Modern Course Combining Analytical and Numerical Techniques
• Authors Anders Malthe-Sørenssen
• Series Title Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
• Series Abbreviated Title Undergraduate Lect. Notes Physics
• DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19587-2
• Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
• Publisher Name Springer, Cham
• eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
• Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-19586-5
• Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38673-7
• eBook ISBN 978-3-319-19587-2
• Series ISSN 2192-4791
• Series E-ISSN 2192-4805
• Edition Number 1
• Number of Pages XIII, 590
• Number of Illustrations 77 b/w illustrations, 178 illustrations in colour
• Topics
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