Ranked #68 in Abstract Algebra

This book guides undergraduate students in the use of

When it comes to problems that are too difficult to solve by hand, computer algebra systems that can perform symbolic mathematical manipulations are a valuable tool.

*Maxima*--a computer algebra system--in solving problems in classical mechanics. It functions well as a supplement to a typical classical mechanics textbook.When it comes to problems that are too difficult to solve by hand, computer algebra systems that can perform symbolic mathematical manipulations are a valuable tool.

*Maxima*is particularly attractive in that it is open-source, multiple-platform software that students can download and install free of charge. Lessons learned and capabilities developed using... more