Computing with Mathematica / Edition 1

Computing with Mathematica / Edition 1

by Hartmut F. W. Hoft, Margret H. Hoft
     
 

ISBN-10: 0123516609

ISBN-13: 9780123516602

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books


Computing with Mathematica, 2nd edition is engaging and interactive. It is designed to teach readers how to use Mathematica efficiently for solving problems arising in fields such as mathematics, computer science, physics, and engineering. The text moves from simple to complex, often following a specific example on a number of different levels. This gradual

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Computing with Mathematica, 2nd edition is engaging and interactive. It is designed to teach readers how to use Mathematica efficiently for solving problems arising in fields such as mathematics, computer science, physics, and engineering. The text moves from simple to complex, often following a specific example on a number of different levels. This gradual increase in complexity allows readers to steadily build their competence without being overwhelmed.

The 2nd edition of this acclaimed book features:
* An enclosed CD for Mac and Windows that contains the entire text as a collection of Mathematica notebooks
* Substantive real world examples
* Challenging exercises, moving from simple to complex
* A collection of interactive projects from a variety of applications

"I really think this is an almost perfect text." -Stephen Brick,
University of South Alabama

* Substantive real world examples
* Challenging exercises, moving from simple to complex examples
* Interactive explorations (on the included CD-ROM) from a variety of topics using a multitude of interesting mathematical applications

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123516602
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. ILearning the Basics1
Mathematica Basics: An Introduction3
Mathematica Basics: Help19
Mathematica Basics: Notebooks25
Mathematica Basics: Text and Typesetting31
Mathematica Basics: Packages37
Pt. IIDesigning Functions43
Values, Variables, and Assignments45
Functions63
Recursive Definitions87
Substitution Rules and Optional Arguments107
Four Spheres Packing Problem119
Pt. IIIDesigning Programs125
List Processing Functions127
Iterations with Loops159
Computations with Modules and Local Variables181
Pt. IVExploring Advanced Features197
Advanced Mathematica: Options199
Advanced Mathematica: Hyperlinks and Buttons221
Advanced Mathematica: Packages233
Advanced Mathematica: Files, Data Exchange, and Conversions261
Pt. VStudent Projects273
Student Projects275
Index309

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