New Books Using Wolfram Technologies Show Diverse Applications of the Wolfram Language
October 28, 2015 — Jenna Giuffrida, Content Administrator, Technical Communications and Strategy Group
We’re well into fall, and even if you’re not a student anymore, who can help but think of books as the weather starts to turn and the leaves begin to change? Here at Wolfram, it’s been an exciting season for new books and authors exploring geometry, differential equations, graphics, and more with Wolfram technologies.
For more than 25 years, Mathematica has been the principal computation environment for millions of innovators, educators, students, and others around the world. With an author team that includes several senior Wolfram staffers, this book by Cliff Hastings, Kelvin Mischo, and Michael Morrison aims to provide a hands-on experience introducing the breadth of Mathematica, with a focus on ease of use. Readers get detailed instruction with examples for interactive learning and end-of-chapter exercises. Each chapter also contains authors’ tips from their combined 50+ years of Mathematica use.
This manual by A. P. Mostovskoj provides examples of problem-solving analytical and differential geometry using Mathematica. The text is useful for teachers, students of physics and mathematics, university faculty, teacher-training institutes conducting workshops on geometry, and laboratory studies on the computer, and when writing term papers and dissertations.
This bestselling book by C. Henry Edwards, David E. Penney, and David Calvis blends traditional algebra problem-solving skills with the conceptual development and geometric visualization of a modern differential equations course that is essential to science and engineering students. It reflects the new qualitative approach that is altering the learning of elementary differential equations, including the wide availability of the scientific computing environments of Mathematica and other programs. The book starts and ends with discussions of mathematical modeling of real-world phenomena, evident in figures, examples, problems, and applications throughout the text.
This new text from Haiduke Sarafian is structured to help instructors allow for both chapter presentation and time spent on related practice problems within a lecture period. The book also includes two exam questionnaires and solutions to the in-class practice problems and exams. The in-class practice problems and exams may easily be altered to meet the needs and interests of students. In short, the book is a complete and flexible package that guides an instructor in assisting students to apply Mathematica graphics in a broad range of technical courses.
William Turkel’s open-access, open-content, and open-source e-textbook, built in Mathematica, consists of six topic-oriented chapters that allow readers to follow along and try out the computations for themselves. Learn about analyzing text, pattern matching, information retrieval, internet sources, and computable data on people, places, and dates. Additional code samples of image processing, spidering, and APIs are also provided.
Most of us learn about the scientific method when we are young and make ample use of it throughout our schooling. Yet once we get into the world of work, somehow this process is left behind in favor of experience, rigid adherence to rules, gut feeling, and/or lightning-fast decision making. Profit from Science seeks to subvert this trend. Author George Danner presents solutions to the big problems that modern businesses face—solutions that are grounded in the logic and empiricism of the scientific method. In Profit from Science, Danner instructs business leaders in how to add the discipline and technical precision of the scientific method to strategic planning and decision making.
For those who wish to be a part of the community of authors working with Wolfram technologies, we encourage you to join the discussions taking place in our Authoring and Publishing group on Wolfram Community.