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Title

The Mathematica GuideBook for Programming
Author

Michael Trott
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Scientific Information Group
Book information

Publisher: Springer-Verlag (New York)
Copyright year: 2004
ISBN: 0387942823
Medium: Hardcover
Includes: DVD-ROM
Pages: 1028
Out of print?: N
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Contents

Introduction to Mathematica | Structure of Mathematica Expressions | Definitions and Properties of Functions | Meta-Mathematica | Restricted Patterns and Replacement Rules | Operations on Lists, and Linear Algebra
Description

This book provides a comprehensive, step-by-step development of Mathematica programming capabilities and contains an enormous collection of examples and worked exercises. It guides the reader to become fluent in the structure of Mathematica expressions, expression evaluation, pure and named functions, and in procedural, rule-based, and functional programming constructs. Each Mathematica function is discussed in detail, explained in numerous examples, and put to work in real programs that are all contained on the accompanying DVD.

Unique features:
  • Step-by-step presentation of Mathematica functions assuming no prior Mathematica programming experience
  • Clear organization, complete topic coverage, and an accessible writing style for both novices and experts
  • Detailed discussion of procedural, rule-based, and functional programming
  • Hundreds of worked examples, illustrations, programs, and fully worked self-study exercises for understanding concepts and learning how to solve real-life problems
  • Website for book with additional materials and updates: http://www.MathematicaGuideBooks.org
  • Accompanying DVD containing all material as an electronic book with complete and executable Mathematica code and programs, rendered color graphics, and animations
Subjects

*Arts and Humanities
*Mathematica Technology > Front End
*Mathematica Technology > Programming
*Mathematica Technology > Programming > 2D Graphics
*Mathematica Technology > Programming > 3D Graphics
*Mathematica Technology
*Mathematics > Recreational Mathematics
*Science > Physics
Keywords

Mathematica GuideBooks, Michael Trott, Mathematica, symbolic computation, experimental mathematics, mechanized mathematics, computer mathematics, computer graphics, computational physics, algebraic computations, high-precision computations
Related items

*The Mathematica GuideBook for Graphics   [in Books]
*The Mathematica GuideBook for Numerics   [in Books]
*The Mathematica GuideBook for Symbolics   [in Books]
URL

http://www.MathematicaGuideBooks.org