Good Introductory Text with a Physics Slant
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- Subject: [mg81516] Good Introductory Text with a Physics Slant
- From: "Kevin J. McCann" <Kevin.McCann at umbc.edu>
- Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 06:45:37 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: University System of Maryland
I will be teaching a course on introductory numerical and computational
methods to second year Physics majors in the spring. The course is
roughly 2/3 Mathematica based and 1/3 "another computer based software
package that is not Mathematica". (original text changed at the request
of Steven Christensen.) Most of the students will NOT have had
differential equations; however, I will teach them some of the basics of
this in the first part of the semester.
I would like your thoughts on some of the texts out there for use in
this introductory course. I like Gass' book (out of print) and
Blachman's book for a non-physics intro to Mathematica.
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