ISBN-13: 9781493932061 / Angielski / Miękka / 2015 / 258 str.
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.