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 >