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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.
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An example-based introduction to techniques, both elementary and advanced, of using Mathematica, a programmatic tool for mathematical computation and exploration. By integrating the basic functions of mathematics with a powerful programming language, Mathematica allows users to carry out projects that would be extremely laborious in traditional programming environments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387986845
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

0 A Brief Introduction 1
Pt. I Basic Concepts 19
1 Plotting 21
2 Prime Numbers 47
3 Rolling Circles 75
4 Surfaces 103
Pt. II Graphics Issues and Applications 127
5 The Cantor Set, Real and Complex 129
6 The Quadratic Map 139
7 The Recursive Turtle 167
8 Parametric Plotting of Surfaces 187
9 Penrose Tiles 215
10 Fractals, Ferns, and Julia Sets 225
Pt. III Numerical Mathematics 253
11 Custom Curves 255
12 Solving Equations 277
13 Differential Equations 293
Pt. IV Number Theory 313
14 Public-Key Encryption 315
15 Egyptian Fractions 321
16 The Ancient and Modern Euclidean Algorithm 331
17 Imaginary Primes and Prime Imaginaries 361
18 Certifying Primality 385
19 Check Digits and the Pentagon 409
Pt. V Advanced Projects 417
20 New Directions for [pi] 419
21 Rearrangement of Series 445
22 Escher's Patterns 455
23 Computational Geometry 485
24 Coloring Planar Maps and Graphs 507
25 The Riemann Zeta Function 539
26 The Banach-Tarski Paradox 555
References 573
Mathematica Index 581
Subject Index 587
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