# Search Results for "introduction-to-partial-differential-equations-for-scientists-and-engineers-using-mathematica"

## Introduction to Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers Using Mathematica

**Author**: Kuzman Adzievski,Abul Hasan Siddiqi**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**1466510579**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**648**View:**3210

With a special emphasis on engineering and science applications, this textbook provides a mathematical introduction to PDEs at the undergraduate level. It takes a new approach to PDEs by presenting computation as an integral part of the study of differential equations. The authors use Mathematica® along with graphics to improve understanding and interpretation of concepts. They also present exercises in each chapter and solutions to selected examples. Topics discussed include Laplace and Fourier transforms as well as Sturm-Liouville boundary value problems.

## MATHEMATICA kompakt

*Mathematische Problemlösungen für Ingenieure, Mathematiker und Naturwissenschaftler*

**Author**: Hans Benker**Publisher:**Springer-Verlag**ISBN:**3662496119**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**295**View:**9629

Dieses Buch bietet eine kurze und verständliche Einführung in das Softwarepaket MATHEMATICA und zeigt dessen Anwendung auf Problemstellungen aus der Ingenieurmathematik. Zunächst werden der Aufbau, die Arbeitsweise und die Möglichkeiten von MATHEMATICA näher beschrieben. Anschließend wird dieses Grundwissen auf die Grundlagen der Ingenieurmathematik, z.B. Matrizen, Differential- und Integralrechnung, angewendet. Der letzte Teil des Buches widmet sich den fortgeschrittenen Themen der Ingenieurmathematik. Dabei werden Differentialgleichungen, Transformationen, Optimierung, Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und Statistik behandelt.Die Berechnungen werden jeweils ausführlich dargestellt und an zahlreichen Beispielen illustriert.

## Partial Differential Equations and Mathematica

**Author**: Prem K. Kythe,Michael R. Schäferkotter,Pratap Puri**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**9781584883142**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**440**View:**6007

Early training in the elementary techniques of partial differential equations is invaluable to students in engineering and the sciences as well as mathematics. However, to be effective, an undergraduate introduction must be carefully designed to be challenging, yet still reasonable in its demands. Judging from the first edition's popularity, instructors and students agree that despite the subject's complexity, it can be made fairly easy to understand. Revised and updated to reflect the latest version of Mathematica, Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems with Mathematica, Second Edition meets the needs of mathematics, science, and engineering students even better. While retaining systematic coverage of theory and applications, the authors have made extensive changes that improve the text's accessibility, thoroughness, and practicality. New in this edition: Upgraded and expanded Mathematica sections that include more exercises An entire chapter on boundary value problems More on inverse operators, Legendre functions, and Bessel functions Simplified treatment of Green's functions that make it more accessible to undergraduates A section on the numerical computation of Green's functions Mathemcatica codes for solving most of the problems discussed Boundary value problems from continuum mechanics, particularly on boundary layers and fluctuating flows Wave propagation and dispersion With its emphasis firmly on solution methods, this book is ideal for any mathematics curricula. It succeeds not only in preparing readers to meet the challenge of PDEs, but also in imparting the inherent beauty and applicability of the subject.

## Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with MATLAB

**Author**: Jeffery Cooper**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**9780817639679**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**540**View:**9349

The subject of partial differential equations has an unchanging core of material but is constantly expanding and evolving. Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with MATLAB is a careful integration of traditional core topics with modern topics, taking full advantage of the computational power of MATLAB to enhance the learning experience. This advanced text/reference is an introduction to partial differential equations covering the traditional topics within a modern context. To provide an up-to-date treatment, techniques of numerical computation have been included with carefully selected nonlinear topics, including nonlinear first order equations. Each equation studied is placed in the appropriate physical context. The analytical aspects of solutions are discussed in an integrated fashion with extensive examples and exercises, both analytical and computational. The book is excellent for classroom use and can be used for self-study purposes. Topic and Features: • Nonlinear equations including nonlinear conservation laws; • Dispersive wave equations and the Schrodinger equation; • Numerical methods for each core equation including finite difference methods, finite element methods, and the fast Fourier transform; • Extensive use of MATLAB programs in exercise sets. MATLAB m files for numerical and graphics programs available by ftp from this web site. This text/reference is an excellent resources designed to introduce advanced students in mathematics, engineering and sciences to partial differential equations. It is also suitable as a self-study resource for professionals and practitioners.

## Partial Differential Equations

*An Introduction with Mathematica and MAPLE*

**Author**: Ioannis P. Stavroulakis,Stepan A. Tersian**Publisher:**World Scientific**ISBN:**9789812388155**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**306**View:**8071

This textbook is a self-contained introduction to partial differential equations.It has been designed for undergraduates and first year graduate students majoring in mathematics, physics, engineering, or science.The text provides an introduction to the basic equations of mathematical physics and the properties of their solutions, based on classical calculus and ordinary differential equations. Advanced concepts such as weak solutions and discontinuous solutions of nonlinear conservation laws are also considered.

## Partielle Differentialgleichungen und numerische Methoden

**Author**: Stig Larsson,Vidar Thomee**Publisher:**Springer-Verlag**ISBN:**3540274227**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**272**View:**3523

Das Buch ist für Studenten der angewandten Mathematik und der Ingenieurwissenschaften auf Vordiplomniveau geeignet. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf der Verbindung der Theorie linearer partieller Differentialgleichungen mit der Theorie finiter Differenzenverfahren und der Theorie der Methoden finiter Elemente. Für jede Klasse partieller Differentialgleichungen, d.h. elliptische, parabolische und hyperbolische, enthält der Text jeweils ein Kapitel zur mathematischen Theorie der Differentialgleichung gefolgt von einem Kapitel zu finiten Differenzenverfahren sowie einem zu Methoden der finiten Elemente. Den Kapiteln zu elliptischen Gleichungen geht ein Kapitel zum Zweipunkt-Randwertproblem für gewöhnliche Differentialgleichungen voran. Ebenso ist den Kapiteln zu zeitabhängigen Problemen ein Kapitel zum Anfangswertproblem für gewöhnliche Differentialgleichungen vorangestellt. Zudem gibt es ein Kapitel zum elliptischen Eigenwertproblem und zur Entwicklung nach Eigenfunktionen. Die Darstellung setzt keine tiefer gehenden Kenntnisse in Analysis und Funktionalanalysis voraus. Das erforderliche Grundwissen über lineare Funktionalanalysis und Sobolev-Räume wird im Anhang im Überblick besprochen.

## Partielle Differentialgleichungen

*Eine Einführung*

**Author**: Walter A. Strauss**Publisher:**Springer-Verlag**ISBN:**366312486X**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**458**View:**8521

Dieses Buch ist eine umfassende Einführung in die klassischen Lösungsmethoden partieller Differentialgleichungen. Es wendet sich an Leser mit Kenntnissen aus einem viersemestrigen Grundstudium der Mathematik (und Physik) und legt seinen Schwerpunkt auf die explizite Darstellung der Lösungen. Es ist deshalb besonders auch für Anwender (Physiker, Ingenieure) sowie für Nichtspezialisten, die die Methoden der mathematischen Physik kennenlernen wollen, interessant. Durch die große Anzahl von Beispielen und Übungsaufgaben eignet es sich gut zum Gebrauch neben Vorlesungen sowie zum Selbststudium.

## Solving Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations with Maple and Mathematica

**Author**: Inna Shingareva,Carlos Lizárraga-Celaya**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**370910517X**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**357**View:**2346

The emphasis of the book is given in how to construct different types of solutions (exact, approximate analytical, numerical, graphical) of numerous nonlinear PDEs correctly, easily, and quickly. The reader can learn a wide variety of techniques and solve numerous nonlinear PDEs included and many other differential equations, simplifying and transforming the equations and solutions, arbitrary functions and parameters, presented in the book). Numerous comparisons and relationships between various types of solutions, different methods and approaches are provided, the results obtained in Maple and Mathematica, facilitates a deeper understanding of the subject. Among a big number of CAS, we choose the two systems, Maple and Mathematica, that are used worldwide by students, research mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. As in the our previous books, we propose the idea to use in parallel both systems, Maple and Mathematica, since in many research problems frequently it is required to compare independent results obtained by using different computer algebra systems, Maple and/or Mathematica, at all stages of the solution process. One of the main points (related to CAS) is based on the implementation of a whole solution method (e.g. starting from an analytical derivation of exact governing equations, constructing discretizations and analytical formulas of a numerical method, performing numerical procedure, obtaining various visualizations, and comparing the numerical solution obtained with other types of solutions considered in the book, e.g. with asymptotic solution).

## Numerical Integration of Space Fractional Partial Differential Equations

*Vol 2 - Applications from Classical Integer PDEs*

**Author**: Younes Salehi,William E. Schiesser**Publisher:**Morgan & Claypool Publishers**ISBN:**1681732106**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**205**View:**7119

Partial differential equations (PDEs) are one of the most used widely forms of mathematics in science and engineering. PDEs can have partial derivatives with respect to (1) an initial value variable, typically time, and (2) boundary value variables, typically spatial variables. Therefore, two fractional PDEs can be considered, (1) fractional in time (TFPDEs), and (2) fractional in space (SFPDEs). The two volumes are directed to the development and use of SFPDEs, with the discussion divided as: •Vol 1: Introduction to Algorithms and Computer Coding in R •Vol 2: Applications from Classical Integer PDEs. Various definitions of space fractional derivatives have been proposed. We focus on the Caputo derivative, with occasional reference to the Riemann-Liouville derivative. In the second volume, the emphasis is on applications of SFPDEs developed mainly through the extension of classical integer PDEs to SFPDEs. The example applications are: •Fractional diffusion equation with Dirichlet, Neumann and Robin boundary conditions •Fisher-Kolmogorov SFPDE •Burgers SFPDE •Fokker-Planck SFPDE •Burgers-Huxley SFPDE •Fitzhugh-Nagumo SFPDE. These SFPDEs were selected because they are integer first order in time and integer second order in space. The variation in the spatial derivative from order two (parabolic) to order one (first order hyperbolic) demonstrates the effect of the spatial fractional order α with 1 ≤ α ≤ 2. All of the example SFPDEs are one dimensional in Cartesian coordinates. Extensions to higher dimensions and other coordinate systems, in principle, follow from the examples in this second volume. The examples start with a statement of the integer PDEs that are then extended to SFPDEs. The format of each chapter is the same as in the first volume. The R routines can be downloaded and executed on a modest computer (R is readily available from the Internet).

## An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with MATLAB, Second Edition

**Author**: Matthew P. Coleman**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**1439898472**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**683**View:**9137

An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with MATLAB®, Second Edition illustrates the usefulness of PDEs through numerous applications and helps students appreciate the beauty of the underlying mathematics. Updated throughout, this second edition of a bestseller shows students how PDEs can model diverse problems, including the flow of heat, the propagation of sound waves, the spread of algae along the ocean’s surface, the fluctuation in the price of a stock option, and the quantum mechanical behavior of a hydrogen atom. Suitable for a two-semester introduction to PDEs and Fourier series for mathematics, physics, and engineering students, the text teaches the equations based on method of solution. It provides both physical and mathematical motivation as much as possible. The author treats problems in one spatial dimension before dealing with those in higher dimensions. He covers PDEs on bounded domains and then on unbounded domains, introducing students to Fourier series early on in the text. Each chapter’s prelude explains what and why material is to be covered and considers the material in a historical setting. The text also contains many exercises, including standard ones and graphical problems using MATLAB. While the book can be used without MATLAB, instructors and students are encouraged to take advantage of MATLAB’s excellent graphics capabilities. The MATLAB code used to generate the tables and figures is available in an appendix and on the author’s website.

## Solution Techniques for Elementary Partial Differential Equations, Third Edition

**Author**: Christian Constanda**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**1498704964**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**358**View:**3398

Solution Techniques for Elementary Partial Differential Equations, Third Edition remains a top choice for a standard, undergraduate-level course on partial differential equations (PDEs). Making the text even more user-friendly, this third edition covers important and widely used methods for solving PDEs. New to the Third Edition New sections on the series expansion of more general functions, other problems of general second-order linear equations, vibrating string with other types of boundary conditions, and equilibrium temperature in an infinite strip Reorganized sections that make it easier for students and professors to navigate the contents Rearranged exercises that are now at the end of each section/subsection instead of at the end of the chapter New and improved exercises and worked examples A brief Mathematica® program for nearly all of the worked examples, showing students how to verify results by computer This bestselling, highly praised textbook uses a streamlined, direct approach to develop students’ competence in solving PDEs. It offers concise, easily understood explanations and worked examples that allow students to see the techniques in action.

## Differential Equations with Mathematica

**Author**: Martha L. Abell,James P. Braselton**Publisher:**Academic Press**ISBN:**0128047771**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**880**View:**2271

Differential Equations with Mathematica, Fourth Edition is a supplementing reference which uses the fundamental concepts of the popular platform to solve (analytically, numerically, and/or graphically) differential equations of interest to students, instructors, and scientists. Mathematica’s diversity makes it particularly well suited to performing calculations encountered when solving many ordinary and partial differential equations. In some cases, Mathematica’s built-in functions can immediately solve a differential equation by providing an explicit, implicit, or numerical solution. In other cases, mathematica can be used to perform the calculations encountered when solving a differential equation. Because one goal of elementary differential equations courses is to introduce students to basic methods and algorithms so that they gain proficiency in them, nearly every topic covered this book introduces basic commands, also including typical examples of their application. A study of differential equations relies on concepts from calculus and linear algebra, so this text also includes discussions of relevant commands useful in those areas. In many cases, seeing a solution graphically is most meaningful, so the book relies heavily on Mathematica’s outstanding graphics capabilities. Demonstrates how to take advantage of the advanced features of Mathematica 10 Introduces the fundamental theory of ordinary and partial differential equations using Mathematica to solve typical problems of interest to students, instructors, scientists, and practitioners in many fields Showcases practical applications and case studies drawn from biology, physics, and engineering

## Vorlesungen über partielle Differentialgleichungen

**Author**: Vladimir I. Arnold**Publisher:**Springer-Verlag**ISBN:**3540350314**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**174**View:**1252

Nach seinem bekannten und viel verwendeten Buch über gewöhnliche Differentialgleichungen widmet sich der berühmte Mathematiker Vladimir Arnold nun den partiellen Differentialgleichungen in einem neuen Lehrbuch. In seiner unnachahmlich eleganten Art führt er über einen geometrischen, anschaulichen Weg in das Thema ein, und ermöglicht den Lesern so ein vertieftes Verständnis der Natur der partiellen Differentialgleichungen. Für Studierende der Mathematik und Physik ist dieses Buch ein Muss. Wie alle Bücher Vladimir Arnolds ist dieses Buch voller geometrischer Erkenntnisse. Arnold illustriert jeden Grundsatz mit einer Abbildung. Das Buch behandelt die elementarsten Teile des Fachgebiets and beschränkt sich hauptsächlich auf das Cauchy-Problem und das Neumann-Problems für die klassischen Lineargleichungen der mathematischen Physik, insbesondere auf die Laplace-Gleichung und die Wellengleichung, wobei die Wärmeleitungsgleichung und die Korteweg-de-Vries-Gleichung aber ebenfalls diskutiert werden. Die physikalische Intuition wird besonders hervorgehoben. Eine große Anzahl von Problemen ist übers ganze Buch verteilt, und ein ganzer Satz von Aufgaben findet sich am Ende. Was dieses Buch so einzigartig macht, ist das besondere Talent Arnolds, ein Thema aus einer neuen, frischen Perspektive zu beleuchten. Er lüftet gerne den Schleier der Verallgemeinerung, der so viele mathematische Texte umgibt, und enthüllt die im wesentlichen einfachen, intuitiven Ideen, die dem Thema zugrunde liegen. Das kann er besser als jeder andere mathematische Autor.

## The Art of Modeling in Science and Engineering with Mathematica

**Author**: Diran Basmadjian**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**9781439858172**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**688**View:**4304

Modeling is practiced in engineering and all physical sciences. Many specialized texts exist - written at a high level - that cover this subject. However, students and even professionals often experience difficulties in setting up and solving even the simplest of models. This can be attributed to three difficulties: the proper choice of model, the absence of precise solutions, and the necessity to make suitable simplifying assumptions and approximations. Overcoming these difficulties is the focus of The Art of Modeling in Science and Engineering. The text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and practicing professionals in the sciences and engineering with an interest in Modeling based on Mass, Energy and Momentum or Force Balances. The book covers a wide range of physical processes and phenomena drawn from chemical, mechanical, civil, environmental sciences and bio- sciences. A separate section is devoted to "real World" industrial problems. The author explains how to choose the simplest model, obtain an appropriate solution to the problem and make simplifying assumptions/approximations.

## A Workbook for Differential Equations

**Author**: Bernd S. W. Schröder**Publisher:**John Wiley & Sons**ISBN:**0470447516**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**340**View:**4773

An accessible and hands-on approach to modeling and predicting real-world phenomena using differential equations A Workbook for Differential Equations presents an interactive introduction to fundamental solution methods for ordinary differential equations. The author emphasizes the importance of manually working through computations and models, rather than simply reading or memorizing formulas. Utilizing real-world applications from spring-mass systems and circuits to vibrating strings and an overview of the hydrogen atom, the book connects modern research with the presented topics, including first order equations, constant coefficient equations, Laplace transforms, partial differential equations, series solutions, systems, and numerical methods. The result is a unique guide to understanding the significance of differential equations in mathematics, science, and engineering. The workbook contains modules that involve readers in as many ways as possible, and each module begins with "Prerequisites" and "Learning Objectives" sections that outline both the skills needed to understand the presented material and what new skills will be obtained by the conclusion of the module. Detailed applications are intertwined in the discussion, motivating the investigation of new classes of differential equations and their accompanying techniques. Introductory modeling sections discuss applications and why certain known solution techniques may not be enough to successfully analyze certain situations. Almost every module concludes with a section that contains various projects, ranging from programming tasks to theoretical investigations. The book is specifically designed to promote the development of effective mathematical reading habits such as double-checking results and filling in omitted steps in a computation. Rather than provide lengthy explanations of what readers should do, good habits are demonstrated in short sections, and a wide range of exercises provide the opportunity to test reader comprehension of the concepts and techniques. Rich illustrations, highlighted notes, and boxed comments offer illuminating explanations of the computations. The material is not specific to any one particular software package, and as a result, necessary algorithms can be implemented in various programs, including Mathematica®, Maple, and Mathcad®. The book's related Web site features supplemental slides as well as videos that discuss additional topics such as homogeneous first order equations, the general solution of separable differential equations, and the derivation of the differential equations for a multi-loop circuit. In addition, twenty activities are included at the back of the book, allowing for further practice of discussed topics whether in the classroom or for self-study. With its numerous pedagogical features that consistently engage readers, A Workbook for Differential Equations is an excellent book for introductory courses in differential equations and applied mathematics at the undergraduate level. It is also a suitable reference for professionals in all areas of science, physics, and engineering.

## Introduction to the Calculus of Variations and Control with Modern Applications

**Author**: John A. Burns**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**146657139X**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**562**View:**7509

Introduction to the Calculus of Variations and Control with Modern Applications provides the fundamental background required to develop rigorous necessary conditions that are the starting points for theoretical and numerical approaches to modern variational calculus and control problems. The book also presents some classical sufficient conditions and discusses the importance of distinguishing between the necessary and sufficient conditions. In the first part of the text, the author develops the calculus of variations and provides complete proofs of the main results. He explains how the ideas behind the proofs are essential to the development of modern optimization and control theory. Focusing on optimal control problems, the second part shows how optimal control is a natural extension of the classical calculus of variations to more complex problems. By emphasizing the basic ideas and their mathematical development, this book gives you the foundation to use these mathematical tools to then tackle new problems. The text moves from simple to more complex problems, allowing you to see how the fundamental theory can be modified to address more difficult and advanced challenges. This approach helps you understand how to deal with future problems and applications in a realistic work environment.

## Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering with Mathematica

**Author**: Ferdinand F. Cap**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**0203502604**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**352**View:**3594

More than ever before, complicated mathematical procedures are integral to the success and advancement of technology, engineering, and even industrial production. Knowledge of and experience with these procedures is therefore vital to present and future scientists, engineers and technologists. Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering with Mathematica clearly demonstrates how to solve difficult practical problems involving ordinary and partial differential equations and boundary value problems using the software package Mathematica (4.x). Avoiding mathematical theorems and numerical methods-and requiring no prior experience with the software-the author helps readers learn by doing with step-by-step recipes useful in both new and classical applications. Mathematica and FORTRAN codes used in the book's examples and exercises are available for download from the Internet. The author's clear explanation of each Mathematica command along with a wealth of examples and exercises make Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering with Mathematica an outstanding choice both as a reference for practical problem solving and as a quick-start guide to using a leading mathematics software package.

## Modeling and Control in Vibrational and Structural Dynamics

*A Differential Geometric Approach*

**Author**: Peng-Fei Yao**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**1439834555**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**419**View:**2154

Modeling and Control in Vibrational and Structural Dynamics: A Differential Geometric Approach describes the control behavior of mechanical objects, such as wave equations, plates, and shells. It shows how the differential geometric approach is used when the coefficients of partial differential equations (PDEs) are variable in space (waves/plates), when the PDEs themselves are defined on curved surfaces (shells), and when the systems have quasilinear principal parts. To make the book self-contained, the author starts with the necessary background on Riemannian geometry. He then describes differential geometric energy methods that are generalizations of the classical energy methods of the 1980s. He illustrates how a basic computational technique can enable multiplier schemes for controls and provide mathematical models for shells in the form of free coordinates. The author also examines the quasilinearity of models for nonlinear materials, the dependence of controllability/stabilization on variable coefficients and equilibria, and the use of curvature theory to check assumptions. With numerous examples and exercises throughout, this book presents a complete and up-to-date account of many important advances in the modeling and control of vibrational and structural dynamics.

## Applied Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineers, Second Edition

**Author**: Norman W. Loney**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**1420009818**Category:**Science**Page:**472**View:**2378

Focusing on the application of mathematics to chemical engineering, Applied Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineers, Second Edition addresses the setup and verification of mathematical models using experimental or other independently derived data. An expanded and updated version of its well-respected predecessor, this book uses worked examples to illustrate several mathematical methods that are essential in successfully solving process engineering problems. The book first provides an introduction to differential equations that are common to chemical engineering, followed by examples of first-order and linear second-order ordinary differential equations (ODEs). Later chapters examine Sturm–Liouville problems, Fourier series, integrals, linear partial differential equations (PDEs), and regular perturbation. The author also focuses on examples of PDE applications as they relate to the various conservation laws practiced in chemical engineering. The book concludes with discussions of dimensional analysis and the scaling of boundary value problems and presents selected numerical methods and available software packages. New to the Second Edition · Two popular approaches to model development: shell balance and conservation law balance · One-dimensional rod model and a planar model of heat conduction in one direction · Systems of first-order ODEs · Numerical method of lines, using MATLAB® and Mathematica where appropriate This invaluable resource provides a crucial introduction to mathematical methods for engineering and helps in choosing a suitable software package for computer-based algebraic applications.

## Mathematics for Physical Science and Engineering

*Symbolic Computing Applications in Maple and Mathematica*

**Author**: Frank E. Harris**Publisher:**Academic Press**ISBN:**0128010495**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**944**View:**469

Mathematics for Physical Science and Engineering is a complete text in mathematics for physical science that includes the use of symbolic computation to illustrate the mathematical concepts and enable the solution of a broader range of practical problems. This book enables professionals to connect their knowledge of mathematics to either or both of the symbolic languages Maple and Mathematica. The book begins by introducing the reader to symbolic computation and how it can be applied to solve a broad range of practical problems. Chapters cover topics that include: infinite series; complex numbers and functions; vectors and matrices; vector analysis; tensor analysis; ordinary differential equations; general vector spaces; Fourier series; partial differential equations; complex variable theory; and probability and statistics. Each important concept is clarified to students through the use of a simple example and often an illustration. This book is an ideal reference for upper level undergraduates in physical chemistry, physics, engineering, and advanced/applied mathematics courses. It will also appeal to graduate physicists, engineers and related specialties seeking to address practical problems in physical science. Clarifies each important concept to students through the use of a simple example and often an illustration Provides quick-reference for students through multiple appendices, including an overview of terms in most commonly used applications (Mathematica, Maple) Shows how symbolic computing enables solving a broad range of practical problems