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1 Mathematica as a calculator Mathematica can be used as a powerful calculator with the basic arithmetic operations; +, − for addition and subtraction, ∗, / for multiplication and division and ˆ for powers. 10^9 - 987654321 12345679 2682440^4 + 15365639^4 + 18796760^4 180630077292169281088848499041 20615673^4 180630077292169281088848499041 The last two calculations show that 26824404 + 153656394 + 187967604 = 206156734 , © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 R. 1007/978-3-319-27585-7_2 27 28 2.

We ﬁnd those x such that 1+x cos(x) = 0. Since this is not an algebraic equation, we use FindRoot to, well, ﬁnd the roots of this equation. 24 1. 2}. 48767}} In fact, using Exclusions one can exclude an area from a graph, as the following shows: Plot[(x Cos[x] (x Sin[x] - Cos[x]))/(1 + x Cos[x]), {x, -2 Pi, 2 Pi}, Exclusions -> {1 + x Cos[x ] == 0}]           Before calculating the deﬁnite integral between the interval given, we ask Mathematica to calculate the indeﬁnite integral.

That means, if you open a new NoteBook, the values given to variables in a previous NoteBook still exist. 6 Equalities =, :=, == Primarily there are three equalities in Mathematica, =, := and ==. There is a fundamental diﬀerence between = and :=. Study the following example: x=5;y=x+2; y 7 x=10 10 y 7 x=15 15 y 7 44 2. Basics So changing the value of x does not aﬀect the value of y. Now compare this with the following example, where we replace = with := in the deﬁnition of y. x=5;y:=x+2; y 7 x=10 10 y 12 x=15 15 y 17 From the ﬁrst example it is clear that when we deﬁne y=x+2 then y takes the value of x+2 and this will be assigned to y.