Good Introductory Text with a Physics Slant

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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. Thanks, Kevin

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Good Introductory Text with a Physics Slant***From:*Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo@lanl.gov>