Re: How should I start with mathematica?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg85510] Re: How should I start with mathematica?*From*: Camille JORDAN <ynceraj at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 04:11:11 -0500 (EST)*References*: <fobjom$mqj$1@smc.vnet.net> <fogj22$4dt$1@smc.vnet.net>

My advice is get some good Mathematica books favorites of mine are Mathematica Navigator http://www.amazon.com/Mathematica-Navigator-Mathematics-Statistics-Graphics/dp/012603642X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202763339&sr=8-1 an Introduction to Mathematica http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Programming-Mathematica-Third/dp/0521846781/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b and Mastering Mathematica http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Mathematica-Second-Programming-Applications/dp/0122961056/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202763621&sr=1-1 If you can master those 3 books then update your knowledge about new functionality on version 6.0 with http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/guide/Mathematica.html if you have questions then come here and if you know all the answers them come here to help answering questions! :-) While reading the books put yourself little problems and try to solve them using mathematica and check on the above books on how to solve your own problems. another source of inspiration could be going to the wolfram demo project and try recreating some of the demo there or just reading the code to see how they are done. Regards