Mathematica DeMYSTiFied

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-12-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Need to learn MATHEMATICA? Problem SOLVED!Take full advantage of all the powerful capabilities of Mathematica with help from this hands-on guide. Filled with examples and step-by-step explanations, Mathematica Demystified takes you from your very first calculation all the way to plotting complex fractals.Using an intuitive format, this book explains the fundamentals of Mathematica up front. Learn how to define functions, create 2-D graphs of functions, write basic programs, and use modules. You'll move on to 3-D graphics, calculus, polynomial, linear, and differential equations, dynamical systems, and fractals. Hundreds of examples with concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.This self-teaching guide offers: A quick way to get up and running on Mathematica Coverage of Mathematica 6 and 7 Tips for avoiding and correcting syntax errors Details on creating slideshow presentations of your work No unnecessary technical jargon A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work!Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced user, Mathematica Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this fully integrated technical computing software.

Author Biography

Jim Hoste, Ph.D. (Claremont, CA) is a Professor at Pitzer College, and a member of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. Hen++s been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications since 1991, and has authored dozens of research publications.

Table of Contents

Getting Startedn++running Mathematica, different platforms, notebooks, cells,input-output, basic functions, exact versus numerical approximations. Find Out More. Quiz
2-D Graphingn++graphing functions, graphing several functions simultaneously, graphing options such as color etc., user-defined functions, parametric plots, scatter plots, animations. Find Out More. Quiz
Algebraic Expressionsn++working with algebraic expressions, polynomials, simplifying expressions, substitution, lists, tables
Calculusn++differentiation, integration, both exact and numerical. Lots of examples and lots of graphics. Find Out More. Quiz
Solving Equationsn++Using Solve and NSolve, systems of equations, root finding. Find Out More. Quiz
3-D Graphicsn++surfaces, level sets, parametric curves in space, knots, tube plots, animations. Find Out More. Quiz
Dynamical Systems--iteration, orbits, the family of logistic functions, chaos,fractals, drawing the Mandlebrot set
Possible Additional Chapters: Getting Organizedn++using notebooks effectively Solving
Differential Equations
Matrices and Linear Algebran++matrices, determinant, inverse, eigenvalues and eigenvectors
Lots of examples Probability and Monte Carlo Simulations Appendixn++Quiz Answers
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