CRC Standard Curves and Surfaces with Mathematica
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Since the publication of this book’s bestselling predecessor, Mathematica^{®} has matured considerably and the computing power of desktop computers has increased greatly. The Mathematica^{®} typesetting functionality has also become sufficiently robust that the final copy for this edition could be transformed directly from Mathematica R notebooks to LaTex input.
Incorporating these aspects, CRC Standard Curves and Surfaces with Mathematica^{®}, Third Edition is a virtual encyclopedia of curves and functions that depicts nearly all of the standard mathematical functions and geometrical figures in use today. The overall format of the book is largely unchanged from the previous edition, with function definitions and their illustrations presented closely together.
New to the Third Edition:
 A new chapter on Laplace transforms
 New curves and surfaces in almost every chapter
 Several chapters that have been reorganized
 Better graphical representations for curves and surfaces throughout
 A CDROM, including the entire book in a set of interactive CDF (Computable Document Format) files
The book presents a comprehensive collection of nearly 1,000 illustrations of curves and surfaces often used or encountered in mathematics, graphics design, science, and engineering fields. One significant change with this edition is that, instead of presenting a range of realizations for most functions, this edition presents only one curve associated with each function.
The graphic output of the Manipulate function is shown exactly as rendered in Mathematica, with the exact parameters of the curve’s equation shown as part of the graphic display. This enables readers to gauge what a reasonable range of parameters might be while seeing the result of one particular choice of parameters.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Concept of a Curve
Concept of a Surface
Coordinate Systems
Qualitative Properties of Curves and Surfaces
Classification of Curves and Surfaces
Basic Curve and Surface Operations
Method of Presentation
References
Algebraic Functions
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Functions with x^{n/m}
Functions with x^{n} and (a + bx)^{m}
Functions with (a^{2} + x ^{2}) and x^{m}
Functions with (a^{2} − x^{2}) and x^{m}
Functions with (a^{3} + x^{3}) and x^{m}
Functions with (a^{3} − x^{3}) and x^{m}
Functions with (a^{4} + x^{4}) and x^{m}
Functions with (a^{4} − x^{4}) and x^{m}
Functions with √a + bx and x^{m}
Functions with √a^{2} − x^{2} and x^{m}
Functions with √x^{2} − a^{2} and x^{m}
Functions with √a^{2} + x^{2} and x^{m }
Miscellaneous Functions
Functions Expressible in Polar Coordinates
Functions Expressed Parametrically
Transcendental Functions
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Functions with sin^{n }(2π ax) and cos^{m}(2πbx)(n,m integers)
Functions with 1 ± sin^{n }(2π ax) and 1 ±} cos^{m }(2πbx)
Functions with c sin^{n} (ax) + d cos^{m }(bx)
Functions of More Complicated Arguments
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Hyperbolic Functions
Inverse Hyperbolic Functions
Trigonometric Combined with Exponential Functions
Trigonometric Functions Combined with Powers of x
Logarithmic Functions Combined with Powers of x
Exponential Functions Combined with Powers of x
Hyperbolic Functions Combined with Powers of x
Combined Trigonometric Functions, Exponential Functions, and Powers of x
Miscellaneous Functions
Functions Expressible in Polar Coordinates
Functions Expressible Parametrically
Polynomial Sets
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Orthogonal Polynomials
Nonorthogonal Polynomials
References
Special Functions in Mathematical Physics
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Exponential and Related Integrals
Sine and Cosine Integrals
Gamma and Related Functions
Error Functions
Fresnel Integrals
Legendre Functions
Bessel Functions
Modified Bessel Functions
Kelvin Functions
Spherical Bessel Functions
Modified Spherical Bessel Functions
Airy Functions
Riemann Functions
Parabolic Cylinder Functions
Elliptic Integrals
Jacobi Elliptic Functions
References
Green’s Functions and Harmonic Functions
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Green’s Function for the Poisson Equation
Green’s Function for the Wave Equation
Green’s Function for the Diffusion Equation
Green’s Function for the Helmholtz Equation
Miscellaneous Green’s Functions
Harmonic Functions: Solutions to Laplace’s Equation
References
Special Functions in Probability and Statistics
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Discrete Probability Densities
Continuous Probability Densities
Sampling Distributions
Laplace Transforms
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Elementary Functions
Algebraic Functions
Exponential Functions
Trigonometric Functions
References
Nondifferentiable and Discontinuous Functions
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Functions with a Finite Number of Discontinuities
Functions with an Infinite Number of Discontinuities
Functions with a Finite Number of Discontinuities in First Derivative
Functions with an Infinite Number of Discontinuities in First Derivative
Random Processes
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Elementary Random Processes
General Linear Processes
Integrated Processes
Fractal Processes
Poisson Processes
References
Polygons
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Polygons with Equal Sides
Irregular Triangles
Irregular Quadrilaterals
Polyiamonds
Polyominoes
Polyhexes
Miscellaneous Polygons
ThreeDimensional Curves
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Helical Curves
Sine Waves in Three Dimensions
Miscellaneous 3D Curves
Knots
Links
References
Algebraic Surfaces
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Functions with ax + by
Functions with x^{2}/a^{2} ± y^{2}/b^{2}
Functions with x^{2}/a^{2} + y^{2}/b^{2} ±c^{2})^{1/2}
Functions with x^{3}/a^{3} ± y^{3}/b^{3}
Functions with x^{4}/a^{4} ± y^{4}/b^{4}
Miscellaneous Functions
Miscellaneous Functions Expressed Parametrically
Transcendental Surfaces
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Trigonometric Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Trigonometric and Exponential Functions Combined
Surface Spherical Harmonics
Complex Variable Surfaces
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Algebraic Functions
Transcendental Functions
Minimal Surfaces
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Elementary Minimal Surfaces
Complex Minimal Surfaces
References
Regular and SemiRegular Solids with Edges
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Platonic Solids
Archimedean Solids
Duals of Platonic Solids
Stellated (Star) Polyhedra
References
Irregular and Miscellaneous Solids
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Irregular Polyhedra
Miscellaneous Closed Surfaces with Edges
Index
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Biography
David H. von Seggern, PhD, worked for Teledyne Geotech from 1967 to 1982 in Alexandria, Virginia, almost exclusively on analysis of seismic data related to underground nuclear explosions. This effort was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). His research there addressed detection and discrimination of explosions, physics of the explosive source, explosive yield estimation, wave propagation, and application of statistical methods. Dr. von Seggern earned his PhD at Pennsylvania State University in 1982. He followed that with a 10year position in geophysics research at Phillips Petroleum Company, where he became involved with leadingedge implementation of seismic imaging of oil and gas prospects and with seismicwave modeling.
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