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The Mathematica Book, Fifth Edition Written by Stephen Wolfram

The definitive reference and tutorial for millions of enthusiastic Mathematica users around the world.

Mathematica has defined the state of the art in technical computing for over two decades and has become a standard in many of the world's leading companies and universities. From simple calculator operations to large-scale programming and interactive document preparation, Mathematica is the tool of choice—at the frontiers of scientific research, in engineering analysis and modeling, in technical education from high school to graduate school, and wherever quantitative methods are used.

As both a highly readable tutorial and a definitive reference, this book covers every aspect of Mathematica Version 5 (released in 2003). It is an essential resource for all users of Mathematica 5, from beginners to experts. Buy Online

(More recent Mathematica documentation is available from the Wolfram Mathematica Documentation Center.)


  • A Tour of Mathematica
  • A Practical Introduction to Mathematica
  • Principles of Mathematica
  • Advanced Mathematics in Mathematica
  • Formula Gallery
  • Graphics Gallery
  • Appendix: Mathematica Reference Guide

About the Author

Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica and is widely regarded as the most important innovator in scientific and technical computing today. A distinguished scientist and award-winning writer, he is the founder and president of Wolfram Research—the world's leading technical software company. [He is also the creator of the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine launched in 2009.]

  • Title: The Mathematica Book
  • Publisher: Wolfram Media, Inc.
  • ISBN-10: 1579550223