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Re: Anyone know of a book on Mathematica suitable for 16-18year old?

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  • Subject: [mg116073] Re: Anyone know of a book on Mathematica suitable for 16-18year old?
  • From: Tomas Garza <tgarza10 at msn.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 06:52:08 -0500 (EST)

Perhaps the book by Shaw and Tigg, Applied Mathematica, Getting it Started, Geting it Done, Addison Wesley, 1994, could also be helpful, even though it is pre-Version 6 and so there are no interactive features.
- Tomas

> Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 03:23:08 -0500
> From: Barrie.Stokes at newcastle.edu.au
> Subject: [mg116054] Re: Anyone know of a book on Mathematica suitable for 16-18year old?
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>
> Hi Dave
>
> Maybe the calculus book by Stan Wagon (http://www.wolfram.com/books/profile.cgi?id=2968) would be doubly appropriate?
>
> I still think Exploring Mathematics with Mathematica (http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/Books/3525/) is terrific.
>
> Cheers
>
> Barrie
>
> >>> On 28/01/2011 at 10:16 pm, in message <201101281116.GAA01850 at smc.vnet.net>,
> David Kirkby <david.kirkby at onetel.net> wrote:
> > I know someone who is 15 or 16. She will soon take her GCSEs in the
> > UK. She then intends studying maths, physics and chemistry at A-level
> > (Advanced level).
> >
> > An A-level in the UK is a two-year course, with a typical student
> > studying three A-levels, starting at 16 and finishing at 18, so an A-
> > level is not two years of full time maths eduction.  (Of course, you
> > always get the exceptions like an 9-year old having a grade A at A-
> > level maths, but thankfully she is not one of those unfortunate soles,
> > whose parents denied them a childhood).
> >
> > Currently she has done no calculus, though calculus will form part of
> > an A-level in maths, so she will get introduced to calculus quite
> > soon.
> >
> > Does anyone know of a book on Mathematica that is likely to be
> > readable by someone of that age? Something with sufficient information
> > that she can grasp, with examples taken from areas of maths or science
> > that are not too advanced?
> >
> > Dave
>


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