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The Mathematica GuideBook for Symbolics

  • MichaelĀ Trott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Pages 1-800
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 1431-1453

About this book

Introduction

Mathematica is today's most advanced technical computing system. It features a rich programming environment, two-and three-dimensional graphics capabilities and hundreds of sophisticated, powerful programming and mathematical functions using state-of-the-art algorithms. Combined with a user-friendly interface, and a complete mathematical typesetting system, Mathematica offers an intuitive easy-to-handle environment of great power and utility.

"The Mathematica GuideBook for Symbolics" (code and text fully tailored for Mathematica 5.1) deals with Mathematica's symbolic mathematical capabilities. Structural and mathematical operations on single and systems of polynomials are fundamental to many symbolic calculations and they are covered in considerable detail. The solution of equations and differential equations, as well as the classical calculus operations (differentiation, integration, summation, series expansion, limits) are exhaustively treated. Generalized functions and their uses are discussed. In addition, this volume discusses and employs the classical orthogonal polynomials and special functions of mathematical physics. To demonstrate the symbolic mathematics power, a large variety of problems from mathematics and phyics are discussed.

Keywords

Animation Mathematica algorithms calculus computer computer graphics computer science differential equation programming visualization

Authors and affiliations

  • MichaelĀ Trott
    • 1
  1. 1.Wolfram ResearchChampaign

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