This page provides general information about Mathematica and access to Mathematica Notebooks based on the text

Numerical Methods for Engineering and Computer Science by J.H. Mathews.

His home page is http://titan.fullerton.edu/~mathews/index.html

Under the text "Numerical Methods Computer Software Supplements" you will find a link to the Mathematica routines which he has written to go along with his book. A local copy of the Mathematica_notebooks is also provided.

**Some useful URLs**

The URL for Stephen Wolfram's company is

http://www.wolfram.com/

The URL

http://www.wolfram.com/look//index.html

provides a tour of Mathematica 3.0

The following URL contains a list of specialised applications:

http://www.wolfram.com/applications

There is an extensive collection of free packages at

http://www.wolfram.com/mathsource

and their product and support page also has useful information

http://www.wolfram.com/user_support

You will find some very intersting curves at the URL

http://www.best.com/~xah/SpecialPlaneCurves_dir/specialPlaneCurves.html

There is a good "Help" system in the package.

A useful primer is The Mathematica Primer by K.R. Coombes et al. Cambridge
University Press(IR£19.70 in Hodges Figgis). There are copies in
the Libarary including two in S-LEN. There are over 40 books on Mathematica
in the catalogue. The principal reference is The Mathematica Book
by Stephen Wolfram.

Mathematica is a large and complex package. It is very powerful and
many of you will find it useful for other courses both this year and next
year. This Primer will get you off to a good start.

A web site for the Primer can be found at

http://www.math.umd.edu/schol/primer

**The Mathematica Notebooks associated with John H. Mathews textbook**

Two sets of Notebooks are provided. One is a shortened set of Notebooks which contain algorithms discussed in the lectures.

To fetch the files in Notebook form click on the links below, select all (CTRL-A), copy (CTRL-C), open Mathematica and paste(CTRL-V)

ShortChapter1

ShortChapter2

ShortChapter3

ShortChapter4

ShortChapter5

ShortChapter6

ShortChapter7

ShortChapter9

N.B. When using Euler, Heun etc. you ,ust use the variable names which
Mathews uses e.g. y' = f(t,y)

A Notebook to generate a NumberLine for
various parameters is available.

To fetch the complete chapters in Notebook form (.nb extension) click on the links below and proceed as for ShortChapters

Chapter1

Chapter2

Chapter3

Chapter4

Chapter5

Chapter6

Chapter7

Chapter8

Chapter9