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

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  • Subject: [mg116054] Re: Anyone know of a book on Mathematica suitable for 16-18year old?
  • From: Barrie Stokes <Barrie.Stokes at>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 03:23:08 -0500 (EST)

Hi Dave

Maybe the calculus book by Stan Wagon ( would be doubly appropriate?

I still think Exploring Mathematics with Mathematica ( is terrific.



>>> On 28/01/2011 at 10:16 pm, in message <201101281116.GAA01850 at>,
David Kirkby <david.kirkby at> 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

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