Mathematica in Action

Mathematica in Action

by Stan Wagon, S. Wagon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 071672202X

ISBN-13: 9780716722021

Pub. Date: 03/28/1991

Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company

Push the power of your computer to its limits with this guide to the extraordinary capabilities of 'Mathematica.' To demonstrate the potential and breadth of the program, Mathematica in Action includes many detailed programs with line-by-line explanations, valuable shortcuts, and alternative methods to generate--three dimensional graphics, iterative graphics, and

Overview

Push the power of your computer to its limits with this guide to the extraordinary capabilities of 'Mathematica.' To demonstrate the potential and breadth of the program, Mathematica in Action includes many detailed programs with line-by-line explanations, valuable shortcuts, and alternative methods to generate--three dimensional graphics, iterative graphics, and animations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716722021
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.91(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Mathematica (R) in Action leads the reader on a guided tour of: - high-precision number theory, including many aspects of the prime numbers such as prime certificates, the Madelung constant, the Riemann Hypothesis, and public key encryption; - innovative treatment of topics from calculus and dfferential equations including cycloids, brachishrones and trochoids brought to life through stunning animations; - fractals and chaos theory including complex Cantor sets, Iterated Function Systems, Julia sets, and fractalized tetrahedrons; - Algorithms of number theory: the ancient and modern Euclidean algorithms, the Chinese Remainder Theorem, continued fractions, Egyptian fractions, Gaussian primes, sum of two squares problems, Eisenstein primes; - dozens of miscellaneous topics including space filling curves, Peano curves, turtle geometry, map coloring a torus, the Art gallery theorem, Penrose tiles, algebraic numbers, and symbolic algebra.

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