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Description - SMath for Physics by Bernard V. Liengme

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.

A wide range of topics are discussed in SMath for Physics including: using SMath as a simple scratch pad; getting familiar with the functions (polyroots, roots, and solve) to find the roots of the equations; making use of SMath's built-in ability to perform symbolic and numerical differentiation and numerical integration; using the vector and matrix features; and performing linear and non-linear regression analysis.

The student who learns how to use SMath can expect to get more accurate results compared to a paper-and-calculator method since input errors are more easily spotted on the SMath `page'. The skills acquired learning SMath will help the reader in future work - even if they end up working for a company that uses Mathcad since the interface and features are very similar.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781627059244
ISBN-10: 1627059245
Format: Paperback / softback
(254mm x 175mm x mm)
Pages: 125
Imprint: Morgan and Claypool Life Sciences
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bernard V. Liengme

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 of: A Guide to Microsoft Excel for Business and Management (2 editions), and A Guide to Microsoft Excel for Scientists and Engineers (6 editions). The latter 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.

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