**Some Mathematica Links**

December 28, 2006

Mark Senn
*Mathematica*

free
*MathReader*
software to display
*Mathematica*
notebooks

Purdue *Mathematica* Users Group

The following are links to
*Mathematica*
notebooks.
To use them

- download to your computer
- start
*Mathematica*
- on ECN Windows computers: do
`Start => Programs => ECN Software => Mathematica 5.1 => Mathematica`
- on ECN Sun computers: type
`mathematica`

- do
`File => Open`
and open the file
- do
`Kernel => Delete All Output`
- do
`Kernel => Evaluation => Evaluate Notebook`

bird.nb
(the
z.gif
animation it produces)

`
An abstract bird-like thing "flying".`

Keywords:

animated GIF

3D graphics

birthday.nb
`
In a group of 23 people,
odds are a little better than 50-50 that two or more people will have the same birthday.`

Keywords:

2D graphics

probability

simulation

symbolic mathematics

The odds of guessing which atom in the universe
I'm thinking of now are far better than finding a group
of 365 random people (from an infinite number of people)
who have different birthdays.

sc.nb
`
One hour short course.`

Keywords:

2D graphics

3D graphics

notebook

numeric mathematics

probability (one 12-sided vs. two 6-sided dice)

simulation

symbolic mathematics

SlideShow.nb
`
An overview of `*Mathematica* including very a simple
comparison of Maple, MATLAB, and Mathematica symbolic
math.

SurfaceOfRevolution.nb
`
`
This uses the
`SurfaceOfRevolution.m`
*Mathematica*
Add-On.
The notebook is already evaluated.
Do
*not*
do
`Kernel => Delete All Output`
or
`Kernel => Evaluation => Evaluate Notebook`
unless you have the Add-On installed.

Show curve in 2D,
show curve in 3D,
show animation of rotating curve around line to make a surface of revolution.

Keywords:

2D graphics

3D graphics

surface of revolution

SurfaceOfRevolution[]

Needs more work,
in particular I want to remove mesh,
add line that curve is rotated around,
and put curve in red so it wan be seen as it rotates around.

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Revised: December 28, 2006

Created: December 14, 2006