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Malcolm Getz (Director of Libraries, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 1 February 1992


Mathematica is computer software from Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica provides an environment for manipulating mathematical ideas symbolically. For example, you can ask Mathematica to factor[X2−Y2]and Mathematica will return: (X−Y)(X+Y). You can as easily deal with the equation for a line in algebra as take the derivative of a function in calculus, or solve an elaborate mathematical model in engineering or economics. Mathematica, then, allows you to use the language of mathematics with about the same terms as in a textbook and about the same ease as doing arithmetic on a calculator.


Getz, M. (1992), "MATHEMATICA", The Bottom Line, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 39-42.




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