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"Good reference works are both hard to write and much needed.  This is
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...It highlights new functionality in Version 2.0.  ...I can think of 
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teaching Mathematica classes, providing individual and group training, 
and writing "Mathematica:  A Practical Approach" (Prentice-Hall, 1992), 
she is intimately attuned to the needs of the Mathematica community." 
        Silvio Levy
        Editor of The Mathematica Journal, 1990-91

The MATHEMATICA QUICK REFERENCE, VERSION 2 is a compact guide to the 
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package Mathematica, Version 2.0.  The MATHEMATICA QUICK REFERENCE is both 
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find the commands you need and use them effectively, and also provides 
a readable and compact overview of Mathematica's capabilities.  

In addition to describing all functions, it has pointers to other resources: 
books, periodicals about Mathematica, user groups, and auxiliary programs. 
The MATHEMATICA QUICK REFERENCE is suitable at every level as the ideal 
companion to the latest release of Mathematica, Version 2.

About the author

Nancy Blachman is the author of the tutorial book MATHEMATICA: A PRACTICAL
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introductory book on Mathematica.  Nancy is the founder of Variable
Symbols, a company that specializes in Mathematica training.  Previously, 
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Nancy holds degrees in mathematics, operations research, and computer 
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Berkeley, and Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter A: About Mathematica                  9
Chapter B: Breakdown by Category             31
Chapter C: Complete Listing of Commands      43
Chapter D: Distribution Packages            217
Chapter E: Electronic Information           285
Chapter F: The Front End                    289
Chapter G: Glossary                         295
Chapter H: Help                             299
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