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Mathematica: A Practical Approach


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  • covers new version 2.0 as well as capabilities available only in 1.2 of Mathematica.
  • explores Mathematica's popular graphical capabilities, with techniques for working with two-dimensional plots, parametric plots, and adaptive sampling.
  • features methods for writing functions and packages by describing the constructs frequently used and the mechanisms available for importing, exporting and formatting data and expressions.
  • discusses some common traps and pitfalls that impede Mathematica users.
  • covers numerical, symbolic and graphical capabilities of this program.
  • competes vs. A/W Mathematica Series.


  • Copyright 1999
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-563826-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-563826-2

This book teaches MATHEMATICA by showing common patters of usage. It shows how to find commands to solve particular problems, how to use MATHEMATICA interactively, manipulate expressions, write functions . . . import and export data. Contains lots of examples. MATHEMATICA is a widely used program for solving computational problems both in the academic and the professional world.

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Table of Contents

 1. Introduction to Mathematica.

 2. Numerical Capabilities.

 3. Algebraic or Symbolic Capabilities.

 4. Graphics.

 5. Getting Around.

 6. Lists, Matrices, and Vectors.

 7. Assignments.

 8. Data Types.

 9. Wiring Functions.

10. Local Variable and Procedural Programming.

11. Pattern Matching.

12. Anonymous (Pure) Functions.

13. Traps, Pitfalls and Debugging.

14. Input and Output.

15. Packages.



Answers to Exercises.


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