Essentials of Mathematica

With Applications to Mathematics and Physics

Authors: Boccara, Nino

  • Aims to provide the reader with Mathematica proficiency quickly and efficiently, using many detailed examples of constructing programs step-by-step
  • Although there are several books on this topic in publication, this book does not assume a previous exposure of the reader to the mathematica software
  • Shows that teaching mathematics and physics will greatly benefit from the use of Mathematica
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About this Textbook

Essentials of Mathematica: With Applications to Mathematics and Physics, based on the lecture notes of a course taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, teaches how to use Mathematica to solve a wide variety problems in mathematics and physics. The text assumes no previous exposure to Mathematica. It is illustrated with many detailed examples that require the student to construct meticulous, step-by-step, easy-to-read Mathematica programs. It includes many detailed graphics, with instructions to students on how to achieve similar results.

The aim of Essentials of Mathematica is to provide the reader with Mathematica proficiency quickly and efficiently. The first part, in which the reader learns how to use a variety of Mathematica commands, avoids long discussions and overly sophisticated techniques. The second part covers a broad range of applications in physics and applied mathematics, including negative and complex bases, the double pendulum, fractals, the logistic map, the quantum harmonic oscillator, the quantum square potential, the Van der Pol oscillator, the Duffing oscillator, multilane bidirectional pedestrian traffic, public-key encryption, tautochrone curves, Iterated function systems, motion of a bead on a rotating circle, Mersenne and perfect numbers, Lindenmayer systems, skydiving, Lorenz equations, the Foucault's pendulum, and Julia and Mandelbrot sets.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Mathematica is a software package that makes mathematics easier for scientists and engineers. … The range of examples is amazing … . The book is well written … . Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (P. Cull, CHOICE, Vol. v4 (3), November, 2007)

"The book ensures a thorough training in Mathematica, which is one of the most popular software packages … . The structure of the volume was designed to cover the objectives of different groups of readers, with various levels of knowledge, from beginners needing assistance for the basic exploitation of the package, to experienced users focusing on specific types of problems. … reflects a considerable teaching experience which also recommends it as a valuable companion for educators interested in preparing or upgrading lecture notes and seminars." (Octavian Pastravanu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1134 (12), 2008)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essentials of Mathematica
Book Subtitle
With Applications to Mathematics and Physics
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-49514-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-49514-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-49513-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0242-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 539
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