PHYS 151 Refreshments at 3:30 p.m.
PHYS 150 Talk: 4 p.m.
Research Fellow, Maplesoft
Computer Algebra for Theoretical Physics
Generally speaking, physicists still experience that computing with paper and pencil is in most cases simpler than computing on a Computer Algebra worksheet. On the other hand, recent developments in the Maple system have implemented most of the mathematical objects and mathematics in theoretical physics computations, and have dramatically approximated the notation used in the computer to the one used with paper and pencil, diminishing the learning gap and computer-syntax distraction to a strict minimum. In this talk, the Physics project at Maplesoft is presented and the resulting Physics package is illustrated by tackling problems in classical and quantum mechanics, general relativity and field theory.
* This is a combined Applied Mathematics and Physics Seminar