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Re: Learning maths with mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg117238] Re: Learning maths with mathematica
  • From: Dan <dflatin at>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 05:10:06 -0500 (EST)
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That sounds like a marvelous opportunity! While I don't have a
specific book recommendation, I have found that my pathway to learning
math has been mostly through physics. You may find this true for
yourself as well. I would suggest looking around for a good
introductory physics text that begins with a level of mathematics at
your comfort level. On the other hand, if you want to learn how to
solve mathematical problems with Mathematica, a very good starting
point, and a very fun mathematics book, is Stan Wagon's Mathematica in
Action. I suspect that you will find the math in there approachable.

On Mar 11, 4:33 am, "Berthold Hamburger" <b-hambur... at>
> Hi,
> I am going to fulfil a lifelong dream and  will embark on a long distan=
> physics university course in autumn after spending most of my working lif=
> as a professional musician in the abstract world of music. For this
> endeavour I have to brush up and recover my long lost maths basics.
> After discovering and trying out Mathematica I have purchased the home
> version of this amazing program which, after spending some time with it, =
> consider to be the swiss knife of everything.
> I would like to ask for recommendations about what would be the best way =
> use the program for the process of studying and practising maths. Are the=
> any course books available that would outline a path to be followed in
> combination with using Mathematica? I am currently studying Jerry P. King=
> "Mathematics in 10 lessons" to get the basics back, but I am a little
> overwhelmed by the amount of topics that have to be covered and would
> appreciate some recommendations in terms of organizing my studies with th=
> help of Mathematica.
> Regards
> Berthold Hamburger
> --
> Berthold Hamburger - Cellist/Spain
> Email: beha... at

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