The Student's Introduction to Mathematica: A Handbook for Precalculus, Calculus and Linear Algebra

The Student's Introduction to Mathematica: A Handbook for Precalculus, Calculus and Linear Algebra

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The Student's Introduction to Mathematica: A Handbook for Precalculus, Calculus and Linear Algebra by Bruce F. Torrence, Eve A. Torrence

Increasingly, educators are turning to Mathematica for instructing students in science and mathematics. The growing popularity of this exciting software package creates a need for undergraduate students to be familiar with its many functions and uses. The Student's Introduction to Mathematica® neatly follows a standard mathematics curriculum, allowing students to practice what they learn. The text lucidly presents those aspects of the software that are the most useful to students. Mathematica commands are introduced as a means of solving problems and illuminating the underlying mathematical principles. Following a brief introduction to the program, Bruce and Eve Torrence discuss functions and graphs, algebra, calculus, and multivariate calculus, and finish with a chapter on linear algebra. No prerequisites other than high school level mathematics are assumed. This work can be used in a variety of courses, from precalculus, through single and multi-variable calculus, to linear algebra. In addition to its course use, this book is an excellent tutorial for those wishing to learn Mathematica and brush up on their mathematics at the same time. The volume is compatible with Mathematica version 3 and higher.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521594615
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Getting started; 2. Working with Mathematica; 3. Functions and their graphs; 4. Algebra; 5. Calculus; 6. Multivariable calculus; 7. Linear algebra.

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