A Simple Mathematica Session

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Mathematica understands the usual operators + - * and ^.

The following session illustrates some of these features:
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It also understands basic constants Pi and E.  It also knows
about a large number of mathematical functions such as Exp[x],
Sin[x], Cos[x], ArcSin[x], Log[x]

and  use only square brackets [ ]    )

The following session illustrates some of these features:
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The basic plotting command is Plot[f, {x, xmin, xmax}]
which plots the function f(x) from xmin to xmax
For example,
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Here we find the derivative of some functions
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Here we find the derivative with respect to y
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Here we find the second derivative
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Here we find the Limit
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This gives the limit of the tangent function at Pi/2 approaching
from the right.
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This gives the limit of the tangent function at Pi/2 approaching
from the left.
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We do some factorizations
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We solve an equation
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We find the inverse function
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There are many functions in Mathematica but it is often very
useful to be able to define functions oneself. This is illustrated
by the following example, which defines the function .
f(x) = x + x^2
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For more help and more Mathematica commands

go to Help in the bar menue and select

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Converted by Mathematica      November 1, 2001