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

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  • Subject: [mg116127] Re: Anyone know of a book on Mathematica suitable for 16-18year old?
  • From: David Kirkby <drkirkby at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 05:27:50 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ii8s51$2kg$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Feb 1, 11:52 am, Tomas Garza <tgarz... at msn.com> wrote:
> Perhaps the book by Shaw and Tigg, Applied Mathematica, Getting it Starte=
d, 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.Sto... at newcastle.edu.au
> > Subject:  Re: Anyone know of a book on Mathematica suitable for 16-18=
year old?
> > To: mathgr... at smc.vnet.net
>
> > Hi Dave
>
> > Maybe the calculus book by Stan Wagon (http://www.wolfram.com/books/pro=
file.cgi?id=2968) would be doubly appropriate?
>
> > I still think Exploring Mathematics with Mathematica (http://library.wo=
lfram.com/infocenter/Books/3525/) is terrific.
>
> > Cheers
>
> > Barrie

Thank you Barrie. I'll get a couple of copies - one for her and one
for me, so if she asks me something, she can tell me the page and I
can know what she is referring to, as I live a long way from her.

It's funny, I can buy used copies on Amazon for $1.50 or in the UK
=A328, which is about $50. I think Amazon charge about $6 for
international shipping on books, so its a bit of a no brainer. I'll
buy a couple of copies from the USA, do my bit to increase the C02
emmisions by shipping a book across the Atlantic.

I would have preffered a more modern book, but perhaps a combination
of an old one and a new one will be of help.

Dave


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