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# Topic: Mathematica

 Mathematica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mathematica is a widely-used computer algebra system originally conceived by Stephen Wolfram, developed by a team of mathematicians and programmers that he assembled and led, and sold by his company Wolfram Research. Mathematica is also a powerful programming language emulating multiple paradigms on top of term-rewriting. The Mathematica programming language is based on term-rewriting and supports both functional and procedural programming (though functional code is much more efficient in general). en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mathematica   (1138 words)

 About Mathematica Mathematica is used today throughout the sciences--physical, biological, social, and other--and counts many of the world's foremost scientists among its enthusiastic supporters. Mathematica has also emerged as an important tool in computer science and software development: its language component is widely used as a research, prototyping, and interface environment. Mathematica has become a standard in a great many organizations, and it is used today in all of the Fortune 50 companies, all of the 15 major departments of the U.S. government, and all of the world's 50 largest universities. www.stephenwolfram.com /about-mathematica   (704 words)

 Principia Mathematica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Principia Mathematica is a three-volume work on the foundations of mathematics, written by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell and published in 1910–1913. It is an attempt to derive all mathematical truths from a well-defined set of axioms and inference rules in symbolic logic. However, the statement "We do not allow self-referential statements in Principia Mathematica" is a seeming violation of the rule against self-referential statements, an apparent contradiction at the heart of the philosophy, although it may be interpreted as meaning that none of the following statements in the formal system itself would be self-referential. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Principia_Mathematica   (527 words)

 Graphica: About Mathematica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) Mathematica is a software system--an environment for technical computing--originally designed by Stephen Wolfram as a tool for exploring ideas in science, technology, and elsewhere. Mathematica was first released in 1988, and in the years since that time it has become the tool of choice for well over a million scientists, engineers, financial analysts, students, and others. Mathematica has been used to design airplanes, to manage fisheries, to analyze stock markets, to discover important new science and mathematics, to solve innumerable homework exercises--and also, almost from the beginning, to create art. www.graphica.com /mathematica   (377 words)

 Mathematica Kernel Mathematica is a mathematical application package that supports symbolic and numeric computations, as well as graphics. Mathematica is made of two parts: the kernel and the front end. Mathematica notebook is a complete interactive document which can contain ordinary text, hyperlinks, and graphics, as well as Mathematica input and output. wings.buffalo.edu /computing/Documentation/unix/mathematicakernel.html   (992 words)

 Software Review - Mathematica 5 Mathematica from Wolfram Research is well known as a "mathematical system" for mathematicians, but it is perhaps not as well known for its wealth of features for OR professionals. Mathematica 5 can read an MPS file and solve the corresponding LP model with the "default" option (Mathematica chooses the appropriate method based on the size and precision of the problem), or the user can set simplex or interior point to be used by default if desired. Mathematica 5 does not have integer programming, but you could write your own branch-and-bound code within Mathematica or, perhaps less efficiently, in C++ or Java, and use the Mathematica 5 LP solvers for the LP part via Mathlink that is a part of Mathematica 5. www.lionhrtpub.com /orms/orms-12-03/frswr.html   (2780 words)

 Getting Started with Mathematica Mathematica was created by a mathematician for other mathematicians. If you intend to use Mathematica from the command line, it would be best to first learn it in a graphic environment, and then learn to Use Math Software under UNIX. Mathematica is also available for sale in the IU Bookstore. www.indiana.edu /~statmath/math/mma/gettingstarted   (426 words)

 UT-Austin ITS Mathematical Support   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) Mathematica is a powerful tool to carry out and present the results of numeric, symbolic and graphical calculations. Mathematica is started either by double-clicking on the Mathematica icon, or by double-clicking on a Mathematica notebook. Mathematica is one of the most widely used tools in this field and is frequently mentioned. www.utexas.edu /math/Mathematica/Mathematica.html   (1317 words)

 Mathematica - SDS Please note that Mathematica for Students is intended for students on degree-seeking paths, and is for use on the student's own personal computer. Mathematica is a computer program for symbolic and numerical analysis from Wolfram Research, Inc. (Wolfram). When requesting help via e-mail, be sure to include specific information on the nature of the problem or difficulty that you are having as well as all pertinent contact information so that the Consultants may respond to your request quickly and efficiently. www.utexas.edu /its/sds/products/mathematica.html   (912 words)

 Exploratorium Exhibition: Mathematica Mathematica: A World of Numbers and Beyond is a collection of all that is wild and wonderful in mathematics, from age-old paradoxes like the Möbius strip to the more modern subfield of topology. For example, many embittered students have suffered through grading on a bell curve, a mystical statistical entity that, when applied to the classroom setting, decrees that there will be mainly C students, fewer B and D students, and just a sprinkling of A and F students. In Mathematica, you can witness spontaneous formations of an in-the-flesh bell curve, as 30,000 plastic balls fall through a maze of 200 pegs into a series of slots, invariably forming the same pattern. www.exploratorium.edu /mathematica   (412 words)

 Mathematica Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) There is a gap between Mathematica and ease of use in many fields. An example using all these packages together is presented in a 77 KB pdf file FullSpectrumPhysics.pdf or you can download the 25 KB Mathematica notebook FullSpectrumPhysics.nb, which requires the packages. The following Mathematica notebook is a tutorial on the geometric aspects of special relativity. home.earthlink.net /~djmp/Mathematica.html   (1182 words)

 Principia Mathematica Principia Mathematica, the landmark work written by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, and published in three volumes, in 1910, 1912 and 1913. Written as a defense of logicism (i.e., the view that mathematics is in some significant sense reducible to logic) the book was instrumental in developing and popularizing modern mathematical logic. Third, Principia Mathematica reaffirmed clear and interesting connections between logicism and two main branches of traditional philosophy, namely metaphysics and epistemology, thus initiating new and interesting work in both these and other areas. plato.stanford.edu /entries/principia-mathematica   (1569 words)

 Essential Mathematica for Students of Science These notebooks are intended to illustrate the use of Mathematica for research in the form of polished documents which introduce a problem, outline the strategy for its solution, implement that solution, discuss interesting examples, and draw conclusions. The language notebooks are designed to present Mathematica in a nearly linear fashion, building an edifice one block at a time, whereas application notebooks use whatever tools are needed to solve a particular problem or class of problems. Mathematica provides many tools which will help you to solve and visualize problems in new ways, and these tools are well worth the effort needed to master them. www.physics.umd.edu /courses/CourseWare/EssentialMathematica   (2371 words)

 Mathematica Tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) Tutorials from the makers of Mathematica, the notebooks toward the top of this web page are a bit more technical (and thorough). Mathematica code on this page can be cut and pasted into your own Mathematica notebooks to create some simple animations. If you are interested in learning more about Mathematica, either for personal use or for your school site, you can contact Lisa Young (the Precollege Sales Rep.) at Wolfram Research. www.mvhs.fuhsd.org /scott_deruiter/Mathematica/Tutorial.html   (288 words)

 Timberlake - Mathematica Mathematica works with multiple notebooks (like Word with several documents) and allows the input to be made directly in standard mathematica notation. Mathematica notebooks are automatically targeted for screen or printout -- optimising fonts and layout for each medium. Mathematica has the power to combine text, tables, standard mathematical notation (for input and output) and graphics in a single notebook, and set bookmarks to connect related topics with hyperlinks. www.timberlake.co.uk /software/mathematica/mathematica.html   (269 words)

 Beginner's Guide to Mathematica Mathematica may be different than some programming languages you have worked with in that you often don't run an entire program with one keystroke. One of the first stumbling points in Mathematica is the use of parentheses and brackets. In Mathematica, it's always brackets [ ] that are used to indicate the argument of a function. www.pa.msu.edu /~duxbury/MathemIntro.html   (1258 words)

 Introduction to Mathematica Mathematica is used by scientists and engineers in disciplines ranging from astronomy to zoology; typical applications include computational number theory, ecosystem modeling, financial derivatives pricing, quantum computation, statistical analysis, and hundreds more. It is possible to execute Mathematica in a text-only shell prompt or command window, but normally the user will be running the Mathematica graphical user interface on Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, or under X Windows on a Unix system. Mathematica can solve equations numerically that are not amenable to a closed-form result, and will solve partial differential equations (PDEs) as well as ordinary differential equations (ODEs). www.outbacksoftware.com /mathematica/mathematica-intro.html   (3245 words)

 My Mathematica Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) Mathematica was not designed to compute antiderivatives, to row reduce matrices, or to "do homework". This book is included in the help browser in every Mathematica release, so the only people who should consider purchasing this book in print are people who like to read the text off screen. At the end of the notebook, I perform some suggestive (almost racy) computations, and then ask the students to describe in what way the Euclidean group on the line is a limiting case of reflection groups on 2 generators. www2.kenyon.edu /Depts/Math/Brown/mathematica.html   (1324 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) Security considerations : Mathematica notebooks can contain "initialization cells", which are intended by the notebook's author to be evaluated by a Mathematica kernel when the notebook is opened. Since Mathematica can run external programs on some computers, and can effect the filesystems on all computers, users of the Mathematica front end are strongly encouraged to disable the option to automatically evaluate initialization cells when receiving potentially unsafe Mathematica notebooks. Mathematica version 2 notebooks are created in two "portions": the text portion which contains all of the notebook's necessary information, and the binary portion which facilitates fast loading of the notebook. www.iana.org /assignments/media-types/application/mathematica   (479 words)

 Mathematica Page Implements the Steenrod Squares and computes their action in the cohomology of the classifying space of the exceptional Lie group F4.This is a talk I gave at the 5th IMS in July 2003. In version 5 and earlier Mathematica uses two random number generators, a Subtract With Borrow algorithm and the famous Wolfram Cellular Automaton algorithm (rule 30).The SWB algorithm has rather short lags (by modern standards) and has been known to cause problems. This "package" implements the workaround, which consists in replacing all calls to the SWB generator by calls to the CA generator.It is based on the workaround of Daniel Lichtblau with improvments due to Ray Koopman and Bobby Treat that ought to make it faster. www.mimuw.edu.pl /~akoz/Mathematica   (496 words)

 Mathematica 4.2 for Mac OS X I ordered Mathematica 4.2 for Mac OS X in the Summer of 2002, and it took almost four months for the software to arrive. Mathematica is easy to use, although for a first-time user the huge size of the system can be overwhelming. Of course, Mathematica is not strong in numerical computing, and Matlab is weak in symbolic computation. radio.weblogs.com /0112083/stories/2002/10/08/mathematica42ForMacOsX.html   (496 words)

 Mathematica Tutorial Mathematica executes commands in the time order you type them in; you can click the cursor squeezed between two commands that you already evaluated. Commands from Mathematica packages don't work if you try to use them, discover they are undefined, and then try to read in the package. Here are some some Mathematica notebooks from a few courses that I have taught. it.metr.ou.edu /math   (663 words)

 The Math Forum - Math Library - Mathematica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) Teaching resources such as quizzes, homework assignments, Mathematica solutions, qualifying exams, and syllabi for undergraduate courses in integral calculus, honors calculus, and linear algebra; and for graduate courses in geometry and topology. A Mathematica package that provides a suite of tools for solving nonlinear optimization problems, as well as a variety of other applications such as finding the roots or zeros of a non-analytic function. Mathematica notebooks: Finding Areas with the Gauss-Green Formula, Newton's Method and Fractals, Vibrating Drumheads, The Drag Force on a Sphere, and a collection of 26 notebooks from the course Advanced Mathematics for Applications. mathforum.org /library/resource_types/mathematica   (2400 words)

 Mathematica Link for Excel VBA White Paper Mathematica Link for Excel was designed so even without knowing Visual Basic you can create powerful applications in Excel. Mathematica Link for Excel’s interface commands can be run in an automated fashion from Visual Basic. This code gets input from a range on a user interface sheet, runs Mathematica code on a code sheet, returns a numeric result to a range of the user interface page, and then updates a Mathematica graphic on the user interface sheet. www.episoft.com /products/mlx/vba/vbanotes.htm   (2223 words)

 RCSC: Mathematica Newsletter MATHEMATICA SITE ADMINISTRATOR NEWS--3/5/04 **Important Note** This newsletter contains some information about Mathematica resources and support services that may be of interest to users at your organization. It is designed for use with Mathematica 4 or 5 and is available for all Mathematica platforms. It is designed for use with Mathematica 3 or later and is available for all Mathematica platforms. www.itc.virginia.edu /research/news/mathematicanl.html   (489 words)

 Mathematica for Students Press Material   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) Mathematica's new buttons and palettes provide quick point-and-click access to thousands of functions, formulas, and mathematical symbols. Mathematica for Students makes a perfect learning companion for any field of study requiring technical calculations. Mathematica for Students is intended for students enrolled in accredited academic institutions and is for use on a student's own personal computer. media.wolfram.com /products/student   (131 words)

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