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 newcastle.edu.au>
- Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 03:23:08 -0500 (EST)
Hi Dave Maybe the calculus book by Stan Wagon (http://www.wolfram.com/books/profile.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 >>> On 28/01/2011 at 10:16 pm, in message <201101281116.GAA01850 at smc.vnet.net>, David Kirkby <david.kirkby at onetel.net> 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