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Computation and Problem Solving in Undergraduate Physics (CPSUP) is a collection of texts providing instruction in the use of computer-based symbolic and numerical approaches to problem solving in several areas of physics. The collection includes descriptions of several computational tools: IDL, MATLAB, OCTAVE, PYTHON, MAXIMA, MAPLE, MATHEMATICA, PROGRAMMING, FORTRAN, LSODE, MUDPACK, C, NUMERICAL RECIPES, LaTeX, and TGIF, and chapters illustrating the application of these tools to solving ordinary differential equations, evaluating integrals, finding roots, and (coming) solving partial differential equations via finite difference and finite element methods. Physical examples are drawn from mechanics, electromagnetic theory, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and several other areas of physics. Provided are a full text including all the computational tools listed above as well as versions of the text that focus on two of the tools as well as C and FORTRAN programming. Appendices introduce LaTeX and TGIF, a UNIX-based program for creating elaborate two-dimensional figures. All programs and data files used are available for download.

The curricular development out of which this book has arisen has been guided since the mid 1970's by Professor of Physics David M. Cook and has been carried out in the Department of Physics at Lawrence University.
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Classical Mechanics
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Electricity & Magnetism
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- Computational Physics
Quantum Physics
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Thermo & Stat Mech
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