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### Summary

Wolfram, frequently likened to Newton, Darwin and Einstein, has instigated a major intellectual revolution with his discoveries that have yielded many new insights in physics, mathematics, computer science, biology and many other fields. Mathematica is now the world's leading computing and symbolic programming. This new 5th edition that covers every aspect of Mathematica is both a highly readable tutorial and a definitive reference for over a million Mathematica users worldwide. It is an essential resource for all users of Mathematica from beginners to experts.

### Author Notes

Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, and the founder and president of Wolfram Research. A distinguished scientist, Dr. Wolfram is the recipient of many awards for science, business and innovation

### Table of Contents

A Tour of Mathematica | p. 1 |

Mathematica as a Calculator | |

Power Computing with Mathematica | |

Accessing Algorithms in Mathematica | |

Mathematical Knowledge in Mathematica | |

Building Up Computations | |

Handling Data | |

Visualization with Mathematica | |

Mathematica Notebooks | |

Palettes and Buttons | |

Mathematical Notation | |

Mathematica and Your Computing Environment | |

The Unifying Idea of Mathematica | |

Mathematica as a Programming Language | |

Writing Programs in Mathematica | |

Building Systems with Mathematica | |

Mathematica as a Software Component | |

Part 1. A Practical Introduction to Mathematica | |

1.0 Running Mathematica | p. 26 |

1.1 Numerical Calculations | p. 29 |

1.2 Building Up Calculations | p. 38 |

1.3 Using the Mathematica System | p. 44 |

1.4 Algebraic Calculations | p. 63 |

1.5 Symbolic Mathematics | p. 79 |

1.6 Numerical Mathematics | p. 102 |

1.7 Functions and Programs | p. 110 |

1.8 Lists | p. 115 |

1.9 Graphics and Sound | p. 131 |

1.10 Input and Output in Notebooks | p. 174 |

1.11 Files and External Operations | p. 204 |

1.12 Special Topic: The Internals of Mathematica | p. 218 |

Part 2. Principles of Mathematica | |

2.1 Expressions | p. 230 |

2.2 Functional Operations | p. 240 |

2.3 Patterns | p. 259 |

2.4 Manipulating Lists | p. 283 |

2.5 Transformation Rules and Definitions | p. 299 |

2.6 Evaluation of Expressions | p. 324 |

2.7 Modularity and the Naming of Things | p. 378 |

2.8 Strings and Characters | p. 406 |

2.9 Textual Input and Output | p. 424 |

2.10 The Structure of Graphics and Sound | p. 486 |

2.11 Manipulating Notebooks | p. 572 |

2.12 Files and Streams | p. 623 |

2.13 MathLink and External Program Communication | p. 657 |

2.14 Global Aspects of Mathematica Sessions | p. 702 |

Part 3. Advanced Mathematics in Mathematica | |

3.1 Numbers | p. 722 |

3.2 Mathematical Functions | p. 745 |

3.3 Algebraic Manipulation | p. 797 |

3.4 Manipulating Equations and Inequalities | p. 819 |

3.5 Calculus | p. 853 |

3.6 Series, Limits and Residues | p. 883 |

3.7 Linear Algebra | p. 896 |

3.8 Numerical Operations on Data | p. 924 |

3.9 Numerical Operations on Functions | p. 951 |

3.10 Mathematical and Other Notation | p. 982 |

Part A. Mathematica Reference Guide | |

A.1 Basic Objects | p. 1014 |

A.2 Input Syntax | p. 1018 |

A.3 Some General Notations and Conventions | p. 1039 |

A.4 Evaluation | p. 1045 |

A.5 Patterns and Transformation Rules | p. 1049 |

A.6 Files and Streams | p. 1053 |

A.7 Mathematica Sessions | p. 1055 |

A.8 Mathematica File Organization | p. 1061 |

A.9 Some Notes on Internal Implementation | p. 1066 |

A.10 Listing of Major Built-in Mathematica Objects | p. 1073 |

A.11 Listing of C Functions in the MathLink Library | p. 1340 |

A.12 Listing of Named Characters | p. 1351 |

A.13 Incompatible Changes since Mathematica Version 1 | p. 1402 |

Index | p. 1407 |