Chapter 2. Interactive Use of Mathematica
This chapter covers the use of Mathematica as a supercalculator. It does what an electronic calculator can do, and it does a lot more. We enter input and Mathematica returns the output. As seen in Chapter 1, the nth input is labeled “
]:=” and the corresponding output, “
Table 2.1 lists the arithmetic symbols in Mathematica. Here are some examples of their use:
In:= 2.1 + 3.72 Out= 5.82 In:= 6.882/2 Out= 3.441 In:= 2^3 Out= 8
Table 2.1. Arithmetic Operations in Mathematica
Spaces and Parentheses
Any number of spaces can replace the symbol * for multiplication: ...