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Problem Solving Using Mathematica

Paul Abbott
Organization: University of Western Australia
Department: Physics
URL: http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/paul.c.abbott
Journal / Anthology

IFIP Transactions A, Computer Science Technology
Year: 1992
Volume: A-2
Page range: 33-45

Mathematica is a general system for numeric, symbolic and graphic computation which can be used as an interactive calculation tool or as a programming langauge. Consisting of over 840 functions, examples are presented to give an overview of its capabilities which include: arbitrary precision arithmetic, matrix manipulation, integration, differentiation, power series, two-dimensional plots, contour plots and shaded colour three-dimensional pictures. Through its integration of all the elements necessary for quantitative analysis, its wide availability, portability, large user-base and consistent system design, Mathematica provides the most complete problem solving environment presently available.