An Introduction to Modern Mathematical Computing: With Maple / Edition 1

An Introduction to Modern Mathematical Computing: With Maple / Edition 1

by Jonathan Borwein, Matthew P. Skerritt
     
 

ISBN-10: 1461401216

ISBN-13: 9781461401216

Pub. Date: 07/15/2011

Publisher: Springer New York

Thirty years ago mathematical, as opposed to applied numerical, computation was difficult to perform and so relatively little used. Three threads changed that: the emergence of the personal computer; the discovery of fiber-optics and the consequent development of the modern internet; and the building of the Three “M’s” Maple, Mathematica and

Overview

Thirty years ago mathematical, as opposed to applied numerical, computation was difficult to perform and so relatively little used. Three threads changed that: the emergence of the personal computer; the discovery of fiber-optics and the consequent development of the modern internet; and the building of the Three “M’s” Maple, Mathematica and Matlab.

We intend to persuade that Maple and other like tools are worth knowing assuming only that one wishes to be a mathematician, a mathematics educator, a computer scientist, an engineer or scientist, or anyone else who wishes/needs to use mathematics better. We also hope to explain how to become an 'experimental mathematician' while learning to be better at proving things. To accomplish this our material is divided into three main chapters followed by a postscript. These cover elementary number theory, calculus of one and several variables, introductory linear algebra, and visualization and interactive geometric computation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461401216
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology Series
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,012,407
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

-Preface. -Conventions and Notation.-1. Number Theory (Introduction to Maple, Putting it together, Enough code, already. Show me some maths!, Problems and Exercises, Further Explorations). -2. Calculus(Revision and Introduction, Univariate Calculus, Multivariate Calculus, Exercises, Further Explorations). -3. Linear Algebra (Introduction and Review, Vector Spaces, Linear Transformations, Exercises, Further Explorations). -4. Visualisation and Geometry: a postscript (Useful Visualisation Tools, Geometry and Geometric Constructions). –A. Sample Quizzes (Number Theory, Calculus, Linear Algebra). –Index. –References

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