Re: Questions ...

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg73828] [mg73828] Re: Questions ...*From*: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 06:13:35 -0500 (EST)

On 2/28/07 at 4:33 AM, M_Viola at Nesbittgraphics.com (Marlene Viola) wrote: >I have a question maybe you can help me with... Does one need to >know math well to learn Mathmatica? It is very hard for me to see how someone could be reasonably competent with Mathematica and not have a fair amount of math knowledge. >Here is my problem... I am looking for someone who knows mathematica >to output art for Math text book. I can not find anyone... So I am >guessing my choice would be to hire an artist who would be >interested in taking a mathematica class. Presumably, the intent of art in a mathematics text is to illustrate some mathematical concept. That is, simply having a graphic with a nice appearance likely isn't going to be a satisfactory result. Depending on the level of the text, you just might squeak by with simple Mathematica commands to produce the graphic without much understanding of the math. But this will only work for fairly simple graphics. And the problem with this is if something isn't working correctly, it likely will go unnoticed without the understanding of the math. I wish you success in you endeavor. But trying to produce graphics for a math text with no significant understanding of the math sounds very much to me like a good way to get something quite a bit different than what be desired. -- To reply via email subtract one hundred and four