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

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  • Subject: [mg115997] Anyone know of a book on Mathematica suitable for 16-18 year old?
  • From: David Kirkby <david.kirkby at onetel.net>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 06:16:51 -0500 (EST)

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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