This course will provide you with an understanding of the general structure of Mathematica. The emphasis is on the basic concepts, demonstrated by various small examples. The focus is on the principle that that everything in Mathematica is an expression, built up from names and numbers.

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.

**for whom?**

This course is of interest to novice Mathematica users. The course gives a concrete guidance to the interface, and participants develop 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 various small examples. The major teaching is that everything in Mathematica is an expression, built up from names and numbers. Those numbers belong to three number systems (exact numbers, machine numbers, arbitrary precision numbers) which will be discussed. Expressions are explained, as well as their prefix, infix and postfix notation, and the order of evaluation, as well as various Form functions. Despite the fact that this summary sounds very theoretical, during the course various practical examples are discussed.

**you will learn how to**

- Navigate through the interface
- Find your way in the Help system and documentation
- Understand the general structure of Mathematica
- Perform various operations and calculations, e.g. create 2D and 3D graphs

**prerequisites**

Mathematics knowledge at the level of secondary school suffices.

Dates | Location | Price |
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3 May / 10:00-16:30h. | Amsterdam | free |

31 May / 10:00-16:30h. | Amsterdam | free |