Mathematica in Action / Edition 2by Stan Wagon, S. Wagon
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 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.
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Table of ContentsMathematica (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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