Increasingly, educators are turning to Mathematica for instructing students in science and mathematics. The growing popularity of this exciting software package creates a need for undergraduate students to be familiar with its many functions and uses. The Student's Introduction to Mathematica® neatly follows a standard mathematics curriculum, allowing students to practice what they learn. The text lucidly presents those aspects of the software that are the most useful to students. Mathematica commands are introduced as a means of solving problems and illuminating the underlying mathematical principles. Following a brief introduction to the program, Bruce and Eve Torrence discuss functions and graphs, algebra, calculus, and multivariate calculus, and finish with a chapter on linear algebra. No prerequisites other than high school level mathematics are assumed. This work can be used in a variety of courses, from precalculus, through single and multi-variable calculus, to linear algebra. In addition to its course use, this book is an excellent tutorial for those wishing to learn Mathematica and brush up on their mathematics at the same time. The volume is compatible with Mathematica version 3 and higher.

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The use of Mathematica in university curricula has created a demand from undergraduate students who require a compact introduction to this exciting software package. In writing The Student's Introduction to Mathematica Bruce and Eve Torrence have supplied such a text. The unique feature of their book is that they present concepts in an order that closely follows a standard mathematics curriculum, rather than structure the book along features of the software. As a result, the book provides a brief introduction to those aspects of the Mathematica software program most useful to students. Furthermore, Mathematica commands are introduced as a means of solving problems and illuminating the underlying mathematical principles.The Student's Introduction to Mathematica can be used in variety of courses, from precalculus, through single and multi-variable calculus, to linear algebra.

Bruce Torrence is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Randolph-Macon College.

Eve Torrence is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Randolph-Macon College.

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