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"Mathematica: A Practical Approach" is now available

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  • Date: Thu, 17 Oct 91 12:41:11 PDT

             "Mathematica:  A Practical Approach"


                     Nancy Blachman

I am pleased to announce that the tutorial book "Mathematica:  A 
Practical Approach"  (Prentice-Hall) is now available.  This book 
grew out of notes from my Stanford University course in Mathematica.

"Mathematica:  A Practical Approach" can be purchased from your
local bookstore, Prentice-Hall, or Variable Symbols, Inc., 
2161 Shattuck Ave., Suite 202, Berkeley, CA  94704-1313,

Publication date: October 15, 1991
Publisher Prentice Hall
Pages: 384
Size: 7" by 9 1/4"
ISBN: 0-13-563826-7
Price: $30.00 (paperback)

Table of Contents

Part I:  Introduction to Mathematica

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Mathematica
Chapter 2: Numerical Capabilities
Chapter 3: Algebraic or Symbolic Capabilities
Chapter 4: Graphics
Chapter 5: Getting Around with Mathematica

Part II: Programming

Chapter 6: List Manipulation
Chapter 7: Assignments and Rules
Chapter 8: Data Types
Chapter 9: Writing Functions
Chapter 10: Local Variables & Procedural Programming
Chapter 11: Pattern Matching
Chapter 12: Anonymous (Pure) Functions
Chapter 13: Traps, Pitfalls, and Debugging
Chapter 14: Input and Output
Chapter 15: Packages

Part III: Appendices

Appendix A: Answers to the Exercises
Appendix B: Bibliography
Appendix C: Commands Categorized
Appendix D: Directories of the Mathematica Packages
Appendix E: Electronic Information
Appendix F: The Front End
Appendix G: Glossary
Appendix H: Help
Appendix I: Index

For more information and to receive a brochure describing more fully
the content of the book and qualifications of the author, contact
Bernice Chin at

    Variable Symbols, Inc.
    2161 Shattuck Ave., Suite 202
    Berkeley, CA  94704-1313
    Fax: 510-843-8702 (or 415-843-8702)
    Telephone: 510-843-8701 (or 415-843-8701)

or send email to Nancy Blachman at nb at

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