Teacher: Georgios Skantzaris
Georgios Skantzaris is lecturer at Eindhoven University of Technology. He was born in Greece and studied at the University of Athens with a specialization in Nuclear & Particle Physics. His master was at the Utrecht University in theoretical physics.
This course is of interest for novice Mathematica users. They will get a profound understanding and insight in the general structure of Mathematica.
about the course
The emphasis in the course is on the basic concepts of Mathematica, demonstrated by a lot of small examples. The major point is that everything in Mathematica is an expression, built up from names and numbers. Also the three number systems (exact numbers, machine numbers, arbitrary precision numbers) will be discussed. Then expressions are explained, prefix, infix and postfix notations, order of evaluation, various Form functions. Substitution (the functions ReplaceAll and Rule) is discussed rather in detail, because this is the way Mathematica internally works. Despite the fact that this summary sounds very theoretical, during the course a lot of practical examples are discussed, e.g. how linear algebra can be done with Mathematica and solving equations.
you will learn how to
Understand the general structure of Mathematica
Maths knowledge at secondary school level suffices.
|16 March / 10:00-12:00||online||free|