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Re: Good Mathematica book suggestions

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  • Subject: [mg843] Re: [mg786] Good Mathematica book suggestions
  • From: Richard Mercer <richard at seuss.math.wright.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 00:10:13 -0400

>  I have used Mathematica for my first year Calculus classes
>  and have really liked it.  I'm looking forward to using
>  it for the rest of the classes that I get to take to
>  complete my Math degree.
> 

>  What I'm looking for is some suggestions of books that
>  will help me apply Mathematica to whatever subject I'm
>  studying.  I have read most of the text that came with
>  the package, but it is more of a reference/intro and
>  doesn't get really deep into any subject.
> 

>  I've seen a ton of books in the bookstore, but I'm looking
>  for reccomendations of books that you've liked.  Ideally
>  it would be something general enough to be used for many
>  different subjects and not specific to any single one.
>  If it covers programming Mathematica, that would be even
>  better, but I'm assuming I'll need another source for
>  that.
> 

>  Thanks!

My suggestion is "Applied Mathematica" by Shaw and Tiggs. I just happen to be  
familiar with it, and know it is good, with several concrete examples and  
practical advice. Mathematica does not lend itself to the "one book" approach,  
however. Be prepared to use more than one source.

Richard Mercer



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