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

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  • Subject: [mg116175] Re: Anyone know of a book on Mathematica suitable for 16-18year old?
  • From: "fizzy" <fizzycist at knology.net>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 01:38:46 -0500 (EST)

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


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