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Mathematica Demystified (09 Edition)by Jim Hoste
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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 MathematicaCoverage of Mathematica 6 and 7Tips for avoiding and correcting syntax errorsDetails on creating slideshow presentations of your workNo unnecessary technical jargonA 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.
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Although it has proved a boon to students and scholars, this software also requires a clear understanding of its powerful capabilities to be fully effective. Hoste (mathematics, Pitzer College) provides full coverage of the sixth and seventh versions of Mathematica, from the first calculation to plotting complex fractals. He provides hundreds of examples and concise explanations along with chapter quizzes and a final exam, challenging experienced users while giving novices a solid background. He begins with the building of equations and dimensional graphics using help functions, the moves to functions and modules, three dimensional graphics, calculus, data acquisition and analysis, systems and fractals. He also shows how to make the output look good, making this work as either a supplemental course text or a good self-study guide. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The fast and easy way to learn Mathematica
Mathematica, produced by Wolfram Research, is one of the most successful and widely used software packages for scientists, mathematicians, engineers, students and instructors for doing all sorts of mathematical computations and programming. This book will teach beginners how to use Mathematica and acquaint veteran users with the new Version 6, which is a significant upgrade from the previous version. Mathematica Demystified includes hundreds of examples plus end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam.
About the Author
Jim Hoste, Ph.D. (Claremont, CA) is a Professor at Pitzer College, and a member of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. Hes been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications since 1991, and has authored dozens of research publications.
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