This new edition of Mastering Mathematica focuses on using Mathematica as a programming language, because programming in Mathematica is the best way to use the software to its fullest capacity. The book covers functional p This new edition of Mastering Mathematica focuses on using Mathematica as a programming language, because programming in Mathematica is the best way to use the software to its fullest capacity. The book covers functional programming, imperative programming, rewrite programming, and object-oriented programming. It also addresses the use of Mathematica as a symbolic manipulator and a general tool for knowledge representation.
* Focus on four different types of programming styles with Mathematica: functional programming, rewrite (or rule-based) programmng, imperative (or procedural) programming, and object-oriented programming, with many examples of each style * Compatible with Mathematica 3.0 and its programming language * Chapters on graphics programming show how to make the most of the considerable graphics capabilities of Mathematica * Includes coverage of programming needed for creation of Mathematica packages that allow a user to extend the language as needed for particular uses * Applications include: * Polya pattern analysis * Critical points of functions * Object-oriented graph theory * Minimal surfaces * Mathematica-Enhanced CD-ROM Enclosed * Complete text in active Mathematica Notebook files, enhanced for v3.0; Allows you to evaluate complex examples without retyping; Extensive use of the v3.0 math typesetting system * Hyperlink index and table of contents * Instant access to any chapter or topic * Index is automatically merged with the main Mathematica help system forming a master index of all the user's Mathematica related information; Quickly see listings on a given topic from The Mathematica Book, Mastering Mathematica, the Guide to Standard Packages, or any other Help Browswer aware books you have installed ...Continua Nascondi