MacMath 9.2

A Dynamical Systems Software Package for the Macintosh™

  • John H. Hubbard
  • Beverly H. West

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Mathematics

    1. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 1-4
    2. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 5-17
    3. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 19-26
  3. The Programs

    1. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 27-30
    2. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 31-38
    3. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 39-46
    4. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 47-52
    5. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 53-57
    6. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 59-66
    7. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 67-75
    8. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 77-80
    9. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 81-86
    10. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 87-94
    11. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 95-99
    12. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 101-105
    13. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 107-110
    14. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 111-120
  4. The Mathematics Revisited — Technical Reference

    1. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 121-129
    2. John H. Hubbard, Beverly H. West
      Pages 131-139

About this book

Introduction

MacMath is a scientific toolkit for the Macintosh ™ computer developed by John H. Hubbard and Beverly H. West, consisting of twelve graphics programs. It supports mathematical computation and experimentation in dynamical systems, both for differential equations and for iteration. The MacMath package was designed to accompany the textbook Differential Equations: A Dynamical Sys­ tems Approach, also by J. H. Hubbard and B. H. West (Part I, One Dimensional Equations, 1990; Part II, Higher Dimensional Systems, 1991; Springer-Verlag). We have developed this text and software for a junior-senior level course in Applicable Mathematics at Cornell University, in order to take advantage of the new qualitative and geometric insights made possible by the advent of excellent and easily accessible graphics. Our primary reasons are two: 1. A picture is worth a thousand words. Graphics are far more than just a luxury - the human brain is made to process visual information; more information can be assimilated in a few seconds of looking at a graphics output than in months of analyzing a tabulated computer printout, perhaps a centimeter thick, carrying the same numerical information. 2. From qualitative analysis we can obtain excellent quantitative information.

Keywords

Access Computer Differentialgleichung Dimension Excel Information Iteration Macintosh Mathematica Microsoft Access Ringe Software dynamische Systeme

Authors and affiliations

  • John H. Hubbard
    • 1
  • Beverly H. West
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-25368-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-94135-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-25368-7
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