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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

Audience: Those working in or interested in the fields of mathematics and computer science.

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Designed for the junior/senior level of the mathematics and computer science curricula, this interactive course teaches the use of the Mathematica computer program for problem solving in major fields of study such as mathematics, computer science, physics, or engineering. Introduces the basics of the program, and discusses design of functions, programs, and computing environments. Offers a number of student projects to be chosen from and completed as an integral part of the course. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123516602
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Solve technical problems arising in fhe fields of mathematics, science, engineering, and computer science with this interactive learning tool.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Learning the Basics 1
Mathematica Basics: An Introduction 3
Mathematica Basics: Help 19
Mathematica Basics: Notebooks 25
Mathematica Basics: Text and Typesetting 31
Mathematica Basics: Packages 37
Pt. II Designing Functions 43
Values, Variables, and Assignments 45
Functions 63
Recursive Definitions 87
Substitution Rules and Optional Arguments 107
Four Spheres Packing Problem 119
Pt. III Designing Programs 125
List Processing Functions 127
Iterations with Loops 159
Computations with Modules and Local Variables 181
Pt. IV Exploring Advanced Features 197
Advanced Mathematica: Options 199
Advanced Mathematica: Hyperlinks and Buttons 221
Advanced Mathematica: Packages 233
Advanced Mathematica: Files, Data Exchange, and Conversions 261
Pt. V Student Projects 273
Student Projects 275
Index 309
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