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Re: Anyone know of a book on Mathematica suitable for 16-18year old?
I have many books on Mathematica...the easiest one, IMO, is "Getting Started with Mathematica"...authors are Chenng et al.....unfortunately, I think it was written for V 5.2, but I consider it a very easy read and very straight forward to run their examples....I found it very helpful when I first started learning Mathematica...the best, IMO, for physics applications is "Mathematica for Physics" by Zimmeran/Olness but it requires that you have studied Physics (at the College level) for a while.... jerry blimbaum ----- Original Message ----- From: David Kirkby To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 4:27 AM Subject: [mg116127] Re: Anyone know of a book on Mathematica suitable for 16-18year old? 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. wolfram.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