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Stephan Kaufmann

A Crash Course in Mathematica

Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, Boston (1999)

ISBN 3-7643-6127-1

Paperback, CD-ROM included, 200 pages


"A Crash Course in Mathematica" is a compact introduction to the program Mathematica, which is widely used in mathematics, as well as in the natural and engineering sciences. The essential basics of Mathematica Versions 3 and 4 (front end, kernel and the most important standard packages) are explained with simple, non-field-specific examples and exercises. After working through the book, readers will be able to solve problems from their own specialties by themselves and find additional support in the online documentation.

The included CD-ROM contains the entire book in the form of Mathematica notebooks, with color versions of the graphics and animations. Hyperlinks built into the notebooks serve as internal references and point to the program's online documentation and to resources on the Internet. The Win95/98/NT-, Mac- and Unix-compatible CD-ROM contains the program MathReader, with which the notebooks can be viewed without a complete installation of Mathematica.

The book is aimed at beginners in Mathematica on all levels and is particularly suited for classroom use.

You can have a look at the table of contents.


30-May-2018 | Stephan Kaufmann | ZfM | ETH