Mathematica: a practical approach

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1991 - Computers - 631 pages
Covers the latest version of Mathematica: Release 3.0.
-- Covers a wide range of Mathematica techniques, from solving integrals and differential equations to building Monte Carlo simulations.
-- Walks through all of Mathematica's practical, built-in numerical functions.
-- Covers symbolic capabilities, plotting, visualization, and analysis.

This complete tutorial is the easiest, quickest way for professionals to learn Mathematica, the world's leading mathematical problem-solving software.

The book starts by introducing the basics of Mathematica and showing readers how to get around in the program. Next, the most practical of Mathematica's built-in numerical functions are introduced, as are Mathematica's symbolic capabilities. To meet the increased need for visual representations of results, the book presents detailed coverage of both 2D and 3D plotting and a wide variety of visualization techniques, including constructing surfaces, using error bars, and making maps for geographical data. The book presents detailed coverage of data manipulation and analysis, as well as importing and exporting data. Finally, the book presents a compete introduction to programming in Mathematica, showing how to create your own functions, utilize patterns and rule-based techniques, and even create animation and hyperlinks. You'll also learn how to speed up your programs -- and interface them with C, Excel, and even HTML.

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Contents

Using Mathematica Interactively
1
Numerical Capabilities
37
Symbolic Capabilities
93
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M.S. Stanford University

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