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By Richard J. Gaylord

An advent to Programming with Mathematica® is designed to introduce the Mathematica programming language to a large viewers. because the final variation of this booklet used to be released, major alterations have happened in Mathematica and its use around the globe. maintaining velocity with those adjustments, this considerably better, up-to-date model contains new and revised chapters on numerics, procedural, rule-based, and front-end programming, and offers major insurance to the newest positive factors as much as, and together with, Mathematica 5.1 Mathematica notebooks, to be had from www.cambridge.org/0521846781, include examples, courses, and suggestions to workouts within the publication. also, fabric to complement later models of the software program can be made on hand. this can be the fitting textual content for all clinical scholars, researchers, and programmers wishing to deepen their knowing of Mathematica, or perhaps these prepared to application utilizing an interactive language that comprises programming paradigms from all significant programming languages: procedural, sensible, recursive, rule-based, and object-oriented.

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3: Bitwise operators In Chapter 4 we will look at an application of bitwise operators to an example involving error-correcting codes: the computation of Hamming distance. Exercises 1. Create a predicate function that returns a value of True if its argument is between 1 and 1. 2. Write a predicate function NaturalQ[n] that returns a value of True if n is a natural number and False otherwise; that is, NaturalQ[n] is True if n is among 0, 1, 2, 3, …. 3. Create a predicate function SubsetQ[lis1 , lis2 ] that returns a value of True if lis1 is a subset of lis2 .

1 lists the relational operators and their various input forms. 1: Relational operators The logical operators (sometimes known as Boolean operators) determine the truth of an expression based on Boolean arithmetic. For example, the conjunction of two true statements is always true. In[17]:= Out[17]= 4 5 && 8 1 True The Boolean operation “and” is represented in Mathematica by And, with shorthand notation && or . Here is a table that gives all the possible values for the And operator. ) In[18]:= TruthTable A Out[18]//DisplayForm= A T T F F B A B T T F F T F F F B, A, B 48 An Introduction to Programming with Mathematica The logical “or” operator, represented by Or and with shorthand notation || (or ), is true when either of its arguments is true.

First click the Built-in Functions tab, then select Graphics and Sound on the left, then 3D Plots and finally ParametricPlot3D. The Help Browser should look like this: Notice that in the main window, the Help Browser has displayed information about the ParametricPlot3D function. ParametricPlot3D. 1 An introduction to Mathematica 29 Alternatively, you could have clicked the Master Index tab and searched for “ParametricPlot3D” or even simply “parametric” and then browsed through the index to find what you were looking for.

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