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Re: Books

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  • Subject: [mg4772] Re: Books
  • From: "Seth J. Chandler" <SChandler at>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 13:54:54 -0400
  • Organization: University of Houston
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hasmith at wrote:
> In <508nuo$dp2 at>, Naish at (Martijn Smit) writes:
> >Hi There,
> >
> >As I'm rather new to the world of Mathematica, I've decided to make a
> >nifty jumpstart by buying the best book in town. Problem is though
> >that there're some books around, and 1 of them is the best.
> >Could anyone tell me the title of that particular book? I'm a student
> >astrophysics at the state university Groningen, Holland and my
> >intrests go out to, beside the basics, simulation and solving
> >differential equations.
> >regards,
> >Martijn (Naish at
> >
> >
> >
> Well obviously you are going to get a lot of different ansswers. Here is my 2
> cents worth. I think 2 books are what you need:
> 1. Mathematica By Example - rev. ed. Abell and Braselton
> 2. Differential Equations With Mathematica - Abell and Braselton
> The first gives a good overview of using Mma to solve a wide variety of
> problems including a short section on ODEs and PDEs. The second book is
> essentially a full course on ODEs with a section on PDEs. Everything normally
> taught in a good year long course is here with plenty examples of how to
> implement them in Mma. I have found both *very* helpful. Let's see what
> others think!
> Harry

For simulations, and generally, I would recommend Gaylord & Wellin,
Computer Simulations with Mathematica


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