Mathematica in Action / Edition 2

Mathematica in Action / Edition 2

by Stan Wagon, S. Wagon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387986847

ISBN-13: 9780387986845

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

Designed both as a guide to the extraordinary capabilities of Mathematica as well as a detailed tour of modern mathematics by one of its leading expositors, Stan Wagon, this is ideal for teachers, researchers, and Mathematica enthusiasts. This second edition includes an 8 page full color insert and 50% new material all organized around elementary topics, intermediate…  See more details below

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Designed both as a guide to the extraordinary capabilities of Mathematica as well as a detailed tour of modern mathematics by one of its leading expositors, Stan Wagon, this is ideal for teachers, researchers, and Mathematica enthusiasts. This second edition includes an 8 page full color insert and 50% new material all organized around elementary topics, intermediate applications, and advanced projects. In addition, Mathematica 3.0 notebooks with all the programs and examples discussed in the book are available on the TELOS web site, suitable for DOS, Windows, Macintosh and Unix computers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387986845
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
0A Brief Introduction1
Pt. IBasic Concepts19
1Plotting21
2Prime Numbers47
3Rolling Circles75
4Surfaces103
Pt. IIGraphics Issues and Applications127
5The Cantor Set, Real and Complex129
6The Quadratic Map139
7The Recursive Turtle167
8Parametric Plotting of Surfaces187
9Penrose Tiles215
10Fractals, Ferns, and Julia Sets225
Pt. IIINumerical Mathematics253
11Custom Curves255
12Solving Equations277
13Differential Equations293
Pt. IVNumber Theory313
14Public-Key Encryption315
15Egyptian Fractions321
16The Ancient and Modern Euclidean Algorithm331
17Imaginary Primes and Prime Imaginaries361
18Certifying Primality385
19Check Digits and the Pentagon409
Pt. VAdvanced Projects417
20New Directions for [pi]419
21Rearrangement of Series445
22Escher's Patterns455
23Computational Geometry485
24Coloring Planar Maps and Graphs507
25The Riemann Zeta Function539
26The Banach-Tarski Paradox555
References573
Mathematica Index581
Subject Index587

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