About this book
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 Python, and a chapter devoted to the basics of scientific programming with Python is included. A parallel edition using Matlab instead of Python is also available.
Last but not least, each chapter is accompanied by an extensive set of course-tested exercises and solutions.
- Book Title Elementary Mechanics Using Python
- Book Subtitle A Modern Course Combining Analytical and Numerical Techniques
- Series Title Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
- Series Abbreviated Title Undergraduate Lect. Notes Physics
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19596-4
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-19595-7
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38684-3
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-19596-4
- Series ISSN 2192-4791
- Series E-ISSN 2192-4805
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIII, 590
- Number of Illustrations 76 b/w illustrations, 180 illustrations in colour
Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation
Mathematical Methods in Physics
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