Table of contents for Computer solutions in physics : with applications in astrophysics, biophysics, differential equations, and engineering / Steve Van Wyk.


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Chapter 1   Equations of Motion                        1
1.0   Newton's  Laws  ................................  3
1.1   Motion of the Planets about the Sun............ 8
1.2   Halley's Comet near the Sun................... 14
1.3   Voyager  at  Jupiter............................  17
1.4   Baseball with Air Friction .................. 24
1.5   Follow  the  Bouncing  Ball .....................  28
1.6   Sky-Diving with a Parachute ................. 32
1.7   Challenge  Problems ...........................  36
Chapter 2 Vibrations and Waves                       39
2.1   Damped and Driven Oscillations ............. 41
2.2   Shock  Absorbers  ............................  47
2.3   Step  Response  ..............................  54
2.4   Square Wave in an RC Circuit................. 57
2.5   Variable  Stars...............................  59
2.6   Challenge  Problems  .........................  62
Chapter 3 Building a Differential Equation            65
3.1   Modeling Dynamic Systems .................... 67
3.2   Track  and  Field  ...........................  69
3.3   The  Binary  Pulsar  1913+16 ...................  78
3.4   Exploding Star in a Binary System ........... 85
3.5   Heat Exchanger .............................. 90
3.6   Challenge  Problems  .........................  95
Chapter 4 Partial Differential Equations
and Quantum Mechanics                     99
4.1   Introduction to Partial DEs ................ 101
4.2   PDE  -  The  Copper  Rod  .......................  108
4.3   PDE - Heat Conduction in the Earth ......... 111
4.4   Quantum  Physics  ............................  113
A  Quantum  Step.............................  114
B  Quantum  Barrier  .........................  116
C  Quantum  Well  ............................  118
D  Quantum  Oscillator  ......................  120
4.5   Hydrogen  Atom  .............................  125
4.6   Deuterium  .................................  136
4.7   Challenge  Problems  .........................  138
Chapter 5 Applications                              141
5.1    Laser  Pulse  Dynamics  ......................  143
5.2    The B-Z Chemical Reaction ................. 145
5.3    Foxes and Rabbits ..... ..................... 149
5.4    PDE - Nerve Conduction  ................... 152
5.5    Fusion  Reactor  ...........................  161
5.6    Space  Shuttle  Launch  ......................  166
5.7    Challenge  Problems  ........................  169
Appendices                                          173
APPENDIX A Mathematica, Maple,and MatLab ......... 175
APPENDIX B The Compact Disc ...................... 181
APPENDIX C Mathematica Commands .................. 183
Problem  Solutions  .................................  189
Notes  on  the  Text  .................................  273
References  ........................................  277
Constants  ........................................  279



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