well-known Mathematica expert and a prominent mathematics educator--gives readers a better understanding of Mathematica and its application to real world problems. The authors use intriguing examples and plain language to explain basic and advanced Mathematica concepts and techniques. A special feature is a CD/ROM disk included with each copy of the book. The disk contains an unabridged electronic version of the book in Mathematica notebook format that combines text, graphics, mathematical expressions, and animations. This hybrid audio/data CD is compatible with any audio CD player and with Macintosh, MS-DOS, and UNIX CD/ROM drives.