A Physicist's Guide to Mathematica, Second Edition by Patrick T. Tam

By Patrick T. Tam

For the engineering and medical expert, A Physicist's advisor to Mathematica, 2/e presents an up-to-date reference advisor in line with the 2007 new 6.0 unencumber, delivering an equipped and built-in table reference with step-by-step directions for the main frequently used good points of the software program because it applies to analyze in physics.For Professors instructing physics and different technological know-how classes utilizing the Mathematica software program, A Physicist's consultant to Mathematica, 2/e is the one totally suitable (new software program unencumber) Mathematica textual content that engages scholars by way of offering whole subject insurance, new functions, routines and examples that let the person to unravel quite a lot of physics difficulties. . doesn't require previous wisdom of Mathematica or desktop programming. can be utilized as both a chief or supplemental textual content for upper-division physics majors and an Instructor's strategies guide is obtainable . offers over 450 end-of-section routines and end-of-chapter difficulties. Serves as a reference appropriate for chemists, actual scientists, and engineers. appropriate with Mathematica model 6, a up to date significant free up. Compact disk comprises the entire Mathematica enter and output during this e-book

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This list includes only names of builtin Mathematica objects in the System‘ context and Mathematica package objects in the PacletManager‘ context. ) To obtain information on an object, click the object’s name in the list: FindFit [data, expr, pars, vars] finds numerical values of the parameters pars that make expr give a best fit to data as a function of vars. The data can have the form 88x1 , y1 , . . , f1 <, 8x2 , y2 , . . , f2 <, . . <, where the number of coordinates x, y, . . is equal to the number of variables in the list vars.

It is a good practice to remove the values as soon as they are no longer needed. We can use t =. or Clear[t] to remove the value assigned to t: In[3]:= t =. 7 Standard Computations Mathematica can do standard computations just like an electronic calculator. 0094 NumberForm@expr, nD prints expr with all approximate real numbers showing at most n sig- nificant figures—that is, at most n-digit precision. 37114 × 10-3 24 Chapter 2 Interactive Use of Mathematica ScientificForm@exprD prints expr with all approximate real numbers expressed in scientific notation.

Repeat with i running from imin to imax in steps of 1; for each i, let j go from jmin to jmax in steps of 1; and so forth Table and Do are examples of functions that use iterators. Table@expr, iteratorD generates a list of expr. Do@expr, iteratorD evaluates expr as many times as indicated by the iterator. For example, we can generate the list {1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, . . , 1/4096} with the function Table: In[1]:= Table@1/2ˆ(i - 1), 8i, 13

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