Synopses & Reviews
Bring Classical Mechanics To Life With a Realistic Software Simulation! You can enhance the thorough coverage of Chow's Classical Mechanics with a hands-on, real-world experience! John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is proud to announce a new computer simulation for classical mechanics. Developed by the Consortium for Upper-Level Physics Software (CUPS), this simulation offers complex, often realistic calculations of models of various physical systems. Classical Mechanics Simulations (54881-2) is the perfect complement to Chow's text. Like all of the CUPS simulations, it is remarkably easy to use, yet sophisticated enough for explorations of new ideas. Other Important Features Include:
* Six powerful simulations include: The Motion Generator, Rotation of Three-Dimensional Objects, Coupled Oscillators, Anharmonic Oscillators, Gravitational Orbits, and Collisions
* Pascal source code for all programs is supplied and a number of exercises suggest specific ways the programs can be modified.
* Simulations usually include graphical (often animated) displays.
The entire CUPS simulation series consists of nine book/software simulations which comprise most of the undergraduate physics major's curriculum.
Synopsis
The entire CUPS simulation series consists of nine book/software simulations which comprise most of the undergraduate physics major's curriculum.
Table of Contents
Kinematics of Particle Motion.
The Newtonian Formulation of Mechanics.
Integration of Newton's Equations of Motion.
The Lagrangian Formulation of Mechanics: Descriptions of Motion in Configuration Spaces.
Hamiltonian Dynamics: Descriptions of Motion in Phase Spaces.
Central Force Motion.
Linear Oscillations.
Nonlinear Oscillations.
Collisions Between Particles.
Motion in Noninertial Systems.
Coupled Oscillations and Normal Coordinates.
The Motion of Rigid Bodies.
The Theory of Special Relativity.
Appendices.
Index.