Some useful URLs
The URL for Stephen Wolfram's company is
provides a tour of Mathematica 3.0
The following URL contains a list of specialised applications:
There is an extensive collection of free packages at
and their product and support page also has useful information
You will find some very intersting curves at the URL
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
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)
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