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The MATHEMATICA ® Book, Version 4

The MATHEMATICA ® Book, Version 4

4th Edition

  • Date Published: April 1999
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521643146


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  • With over a million users around the world, the Mathematica software system created by Stephen Wolfram has defined the direction of technical computing for the past decade. The enhanced text and hypertext processing and state-of-the-art numerical computation features will ensure that Mathematica 4, takes scientific computing into the next century.The Mathematica Book continues to be the definitive reference guide to this revolutionary software package and is released in this new edition to coincide with the release of the new version of Mathematica.The Mathematica Book is a must-have purchase for anyone who wants to understand the opportunities in science, technology, business, and education made possible by Mathematica 4. This encompasses a broad audience of scientists and mathematicians; engineers; computer professionals; financial analysts; medical researchers; and students at high-school, college, and graduate levels. Written by the creator of the system, The Mathematica Book includes both a tutorial introduction and complete reference information, and contains comprehensive description of how to take advantage of Mathematica's ability to solve myriad technical computing problems and its powerful graphical and typesetting capabilities.

    • Visual tour of key features
    • Practical tutorial introduction
    • Full descriptions of 1100 built-in functions
    • A thousand illustrative examples
    • Easy-to-follow descriptive tables
    • Essays highlighting key concepts
    • Examples of data import and export
    • Award-winning gallery of Mathematica graphics
    • Gallery of mathematical typesetting
    • Dictionary of 700 special characters
    • A complete guide to the MathLink API
    • Notes on internal implementation
    • Index with over 10,000 entries
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'For readers who are already familiar with previous editions the most important aspect will be the new features of Mathematica (of which there are many). Those who are new to Mathematica will find the book indispensable … Mathematica is an extremely powerful package, and facilitates problem solving in both discrete and continuous systems. There is little doubt that electrical engineers who are prepared to invest some time learning to use it will find it of great use. This book makes learning the package a pleasure, and … may be judged excellent value.' Dr W. D. Crowe, IEE Review

    'Everything about Mathematica and the way it has been developed is impressive … it is the most comprehensive maths package available today that covers both numeric and symbolic computation. Mathematica 3.0 is simply the new standard of excellence.' Mike James, Scientific Computing World

    'This is a Rolls-Royce of a book - almost 1500 pages long - devoted to Mathematica, a programming language used by the scientific and high-technology community, especially in universities and colleges … Truly a compendium magna of the topic … Given the size and complexity of the book, and the fact that it's a hard back, the price is quite modest.' Freelance Informer

    'What Mathematica has done is to usher in a new era of fully commercialized technical software.' Karyll Lake, Physics World

    'I recommend this text to all Mathematica users.' Mike Denham, Computers and Chemistry

    'I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the book to any regular Mathematica user.' Rich Townsend, The Observatory

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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: April 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521643146
    • length: 1496 pages
    • copublisher: Wolfram Media
    • dimensions: 240 x 217 x 73 mm
    • weight: 3.015kg
    • contains: 200 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. A practical introduction to Mathematica
    1.0 Running Mathematica
    1.1 Numerical calculations
    1.2 Building up calculations
    1.3 Using the Mathematica System
    1.4 Algebraic calculations
    1.5 Symbolic mathematics
    1.6 Numerical mathematics
    1.7 Functions and programs
    1.8 Lists
    1.9 Graphics and sound
    1.10 Input and output in notebooks
    1.11 Files and external operations
    1.12 Special topic: the internals of Mathematica
    Part II. Principles of Mathematica:
    2.1 Expressions
    2.2 Functional operations
    2.3 Patterns
    2.4 Transformation rules and definitions
    2.5 Evaluation of expressions
    2.6 Modularity and the naming of things
    2.7 Strings and characters
    2.8 Textual input and output
    2.9 The structure of graphics and sound
    2.10 Manipulating notebooks
    2.11 Files and streams
    2.12 MathLink and external program communication
    2.13 Global aspects of Mathematica sessions
    Part III. Advanced Mathematics in Mathematica:
    3.1 Numbers
    3.2 Mathematical functions
    3.3 Algebraic manipulation
    3.4 Manipulating equations
    3.5 Calculus
    3.6 Series, limits and residues
    3.7 Linear algebra
    3.8 Numerical operations on data
    3.9 Numerical operations on functions
    3.10 Mathematical and other notation
    Formula gallery
    Graphics gallery
    Appendix A. Mathematica reference guide: A.1 Basic objects
    A.2 Input syntax
    A.3 Some general notations and conventions
    A.4 Evaluation
    A.5 Patterns and transformation rules
    A.6 Files and streams
    A.7 Mathematica sessions
    A.8 Installation and organization of system files
    A.9 Some notes on internal implementation
    A.10 Listing of major built-in Mathematica objects
    A.11 Listing of C functions in the MathLink library
    A.12 Listing of named characters
    A.13 Incompatible changes since Mathematica Version 1

  • Author

    Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram Research Inc., Illinois

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