Computational Physics with Maxima or R

Ted Woollett

Edwin (Ted) Woollett Maxima by Example Economic Analysis with Maxima

R (link to project page) is a freely available, open source, and powerful numerical interpreter with some similarities with the commercial Matlab platform. Although primarily used (at present) for statistics and data science, R is increasingly being used for numerical programming in the physical sciences. Combining the numerical abilities of R with the symbolic and numerical abilities of Maxima provides a strong alternative to Mathematica, Maple, etc.

Chapter links

  1. Ch 1   Numerical Differentiation, Quadrature, and Roots
  2. Ch. 2   Initial Value Problems
  3. Ch. 3   Two Point Boundary Value and Eigenvalue Problems