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The Resource SMath for physics : a primer, Bernard V. Liengme

SMath for physics : a primer, Bernard V. Liengme

Label
SMath for physics : a primer
Title
SMath for physics
Title remainder
a primer
Statement of responsibility
Bernard V. Liengme
Creator
Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
SMath is a free mathematical notebook program similar to Mathcad that provides many options for studying and solving complex mathematical equations. This book is a primer providing a concise but thorough introduction that keeps physics at a fairly low level so readers can concentrate on understanding the SMath features. The major features are introduced step by step and focus on using SMath as a simple scratch pad
Member of
Biographical or historical data
Bernard Liengme is a Retired Professor of Chemistry and Lecturer in Information Systems of St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada where he taught for over 36 years. He is the author: A Guide to Microsoft Excel for Business and Management (2 editions), and A Guide to Microsoft Excel for Scientists and Engineers (6 editions). The later has been adopted by various engineering schools worldwide. Both books have been translated into a number of languages. Bernard has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valued Professional award in Excel in each of the last eight years.
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Liengme, Bernard V
Dewey number
530.15
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Instructors and students in introductory physics (and engineering) courses. Engineers and scientists who may not have access to expensive software suites like Mathcad
LC call number
QC20
LC item number
.L547 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
Series statement
IOP concise physics,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematical physics
  • Mathematical notation
  • Mathematical Physics
  • SCIENCE
  • Mathematical notation
  • Mathematical physics
Target audience
adult
Label
SMath for physics : a primer, Bernard V. Liengme
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Version: 20150301"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on March 3, 2015)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Author biography -- An overview of SMath Suite -- What is SMath Suite? -- How do I get SMath Suite? -- How can I get help with SMath? -- The SMath interface -- Constructing regions -- Greek characters -- Option settings -- Scratchpad calculations -- Simple algebraic calculations -- Subscripted variables -- Working with units -- Physical and mathematical constants -- SMath functions -- Matrices and vectors -- Drawing graphs -- Solving equations and finding roots -- Symbolic differentiation -- Programming -- Snippets -- Appendix A. SMath functions
  • Introductory physics : some simple problems -- Mass on a string -- Kinetic energy of a merry-go-round -- Telescope resolution -- Dimensional analysis -- Solving a cubic equation with polyroots -- Conservation of energy -- Stone dropped down a well (solve function) -- Roller-coaster problem (function solve) -- Bullet velocity -- Water depth -- Balmer series -- Uncertainty calculation -- Calculate the age of a rock -- The ladder problem : search method -- The ladder problem : solved with differentiation -- Circuit analysis : matrix math -- Thermistor quality control -- Fourier series -- Self-test projects
  • Trajectory of a projectile -- A simple calculation -- An improved plot -- Trajectory when drag is considered -- Did we use a small enough [delta]t increment? -- What is the purpose of the Eval function?
  • Linear regression -- Simple linear regression -- Zero intercept -- Multiple linear regression -- Multiple linear regression using a vector function -- Multiple regression : some exercises
  • Root finding -- Fixed point iteration -- Bisection method -- The secant method -- Newton-Raphson method -- Self-test
  • Numerical integration -- Simpson's 1/3 rule -- Simpson's 1/3 rule with tabular data -- Numerical integration using a Monte Carlo method
  • Solving differential equations -- The Euler approximation -- Runge-Kutta method -- Cooling by radiation -- Runge-Kutta for systems of equations -- Second-order differential equations
  • The SMath Viewer -- The basic steps -- A better GUI -- Working with units -- Adding tabs
  • Data exchange with external files -- Wfile and rfile functions -- The importData(9) function
  • SMath with Maxima -- Saving options -- The XY plot feature -- Maxima's equation solving functions -- Golden section search -- Linear regression -- Symbolic integration -- Data exchange (wfile and rfile) -- Data exchange with Microsoft Excel® -- Differential equations -- Statistics
Control code
907562672
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings))
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781627059251
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-6270-5925-1
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907562672
Label
SMath for physics : a primer, Bernard V. Liengme
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Version: 20150301"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on March 3, 2015)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Author biography -- An overview of SMath Suite -- What is SMath Suite? -- How do I get SMath Suite? -- How can I get help with SMath? -- The SMath interface -- Constructing regions -- Greek characters -- Option settings -- Scratchpad calculations -- Simple algebraic calculations -- Subscripted variables -- Working with units -- Physical and mathematical constants -- SMath functions -- Matrices and vectors -- Drawing graphs -- Solving equations and finding roots -- Symbolic differentiation -- Programming -- Snippets -- Appendix A. SMath functions
  • Introductory physics : some simple problems -- Mass on a string -- Kinetic energy of a merry-go-round -- Telescope resolution -- Dimensional analysis -- Solving a cubic equation with polyroots -- Conservation of energy -- Stone dropped down a well (solve function) -- Roller-coaster problem (function solve) -- Bullet velocity -- Water depth -- Balmer series -- Uncertainty calculation -- Calculate the age of a rock -- The ladder problem : search method -- The ladder problem : solved with differentiation -- Circuit analysis : matrix math -- Thermistor quality control -- Fourier series -- Self-test projects
  • Trajectory of a projectile -- A simple calculation -- An improved plot -- Trajectory when drag is considered -- Did we use a small enough [delta]t increment? -- What is the purpose of the Eval function?
  • Linear regression -- Simple linear regression -- Zero intercept -- Multiple linear regression -- Multiple linear regression using a vector function -- Multiple regression : some exercises
  • Root finding -- Fixed point iteration -- Bisection method -- The secant method -- Newton-Raphson method -- Self-test
  • Numerical integration -- Simpson's 1/3 rule -- Simpson's 1/3 rule with tabular data -- Numerical integration using a Monte Carlo method
  • Solving differential equations -- The Euler approximation -- Runge-Kutta method -- Cooling by radiation -- Runge-Kutta for systems of equations -- Second-order differential equations
  • The SMath Viewer -- The basic steps -- A better GUI -- Working with units -- Adding tabs
  • Data exchange with external files -- Wfile and rfile functions -- The importData(9) function
  • SMath with Maxima -- Saving options -- The XY plot feature -- Maxima's equation solving functions -- Golden section search -- Linear regression -- Symbolic integration -- Data exchange (wfile and rfile) -- Data exchange with Microsoft Excel® -- Differential equations -- Statistics
Control code
907562672
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings))
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781627059251
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-6270-5925-1
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907562672

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