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Leavens, Gary T. (1994) Fields in Physics are like Curried Functions or Physics for Functional Programmers. Technical Report TR94-06b, Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University.

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Abstract

Fields in Physics are like Curried Functions
or
Physics for Functional Programmers
by
Gary T. Leavens
Abstract
Good motivating examples for teaching the utility of curried functions
can be taken from Physics.  The curried function perspective can also
be used to help functional programmers understand fields in Physics.
The correspondence between the curried function view of vector fields
and the usual view taken in Physics is also explained.

Subjects:All uncategorized technical reports
ID code:00000072
Deposited by:Staff Account on 13 May 1994



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