








Mathematica in Action: Problem Solving Through Visualization and Computation, Third Edition






Organization:  Macalester College 






Publisher:  SpringerVerlag 
  






A Brief Introduction  Plotting  Prime Numbers  Rolling Circles  ThreeDimensional Graphs  Dynamic Manipulations  The Cantor Set, Real and Complex  The Quadratic Map  The Recursive Turtle  Parametric Plotting of Surfaces  Penrose Tiles  Complex Dynamics : Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set (by Mark McClure)  Solving Equations  Optimization  Differential Equations  Computational Geometry  Check Digits and the Pentagon  Coloring Planar Maps  New Directions for Pi  The BanachTarski Paradox  The Riemann Zeta Function  Miscellany






This third edition of Mathematica in Action guides beginner and veteran users alike through Mathematica's powerful tools for mathematical exploration. Based on Mathematica 7, the book contains numerous examples and case studies that utilize Mathematica's newest tools, such as dynamic manipulations and adaptive threedimensional plotting. Whenever possible, the book shows how Mathematica can be used to discover new things. Visualization is emphasized throughout, with finely crafted graphics in each chapter. Written by awardwinning author Stan Wagon, Mathematica in Action also emphasizes the breadth of Mathematica and the impressive results of combining techniques from different areas. This material enables the reader to use Mathematica to solve a variety of complex problems of mathematics. All Mathematica code is included on a CD with the book.












prime number race, initialization group, piecewise linear edges, fern functions, parametric plotting, aperiodic set, pseudoprime test, big tile, rearranged series, code that follows, chaos game, bifurcation plot, surface plotting, color instructions, alternating harmonic series, repelling fixed point, limiting object, compiled function, quadratic map, snowflake curve, attracting fixed point, box ratios, proper coloring, descent time, nontrivial zeros







   
 
