MacMath 9.2: A Dynamical Systems Software Package for the Macintosh / Edition 2

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MacMath is a scientific toolkit for the Macintosh computer consisting of twelve graphics programs. It supports mathematical computation and experimentation in dynamical systems, both for differential equations and for iteration. The MacMath package was designed to accompany the textbooks Differential Equations: A Dynamical Systems Approach Part I & II. The text and software was developed for a junior-senior level course in applicable mathematics at Cornell University, in order to take advantage of excellent and easily accessible graphics. MacMath addresses differential equations and iteration such as: analyzer, diffeq, phase plane, diffeq 3D views, numerical methods, periodic differential equations, cascade, 2D iteration, eigenfinder, jacobidraw, fourier, planets. These versatile programs greatly enhance the understanding of the mathematics in these topics. Qualitative analysis of the picture leads to quantitative results and even to new mathematics. This new edition includes the latest version of the Mac Math diskette, 9.2.

A scientific toolkit consisting of twelve interactive graphics programs for the Macintosh, supporting mathematical computation and experimentation in dynamical systems, both for differential equations and for iteration. It permits easy investigation of various models, particularly in showing the effects of a change in parameters on the ultimate behavior of the system. System 7 compatible. Includes 3.5" diskette. 164 illustrations.

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MacMath is a scientific toolkit for the Macintosh developed by Hubbard and West (for an advanced undergraduate course in applicable mathematics at Cornell U.), consisting of 12 graphics programs. It supports mathematical computation and experimentation in dynamical systems, both for differential equations and for iteration. The MacMath package (book and 3.5" disk) was designed to accompany the textbook Differential Equations; A Dynamical Systems Approach, also by Hubbard and West (Part I, One Dimensional Equations, 1990; Part II, Higher Dimensional Systems, 1991; Springer-Verlag). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387941356
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 1993
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Dynamical Systems 1
2 Differential Equations 5
3 Iteration 19
4 Quick Synopsis of Programs 27
5 General Overview of Program Operations 31
6 Analyzer 39
7 DiffEq 47
8 Numerical Methods 53
9 DiffEq, Phase Plane 59
10 DiffEq, 3D Views 67
11 1D Periodic Equations 77
12 Cascade 81
13 2D Iterations 87
14 EigenFinder 95
15 JacobiDraw 101
16 Fourier 107
17 Planets 111
18 Linear Dynamical Systems 121
19 Bifurcations 131
20 Numerical Approximation 141
21 Troubleshooting 149
Index 155
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