Worksheet #2  PHY102
(Spr. 2006)
Formats and List operations (Vectors)
Formating
From the toolbar do the following:
“format” followed by “style”, the
dropdown menu offers you lots of options. “input” is the default, and is the
“format” in which you do calculations.
However
Mathematica
also allows
various fonts and styles of text input. In this problem set you should include
a text “cell” before each problem which identifies the problem (e.g. Problem
1), and a text cell at the top of the page with your name and the number of
the worksheet (e.g. “worksheet 2”).
Last week we did derivatives and integrals using the full
Mathemat
ica
commands.
However many of these commands may be entered from
“palettes”. To activate a palette, from the toolbar do the following: “file”
followed by “palettes”. You have several options: “basic input” is one I like.
When you get into trouble
Sometimes you will try to use a variable in more than one way.
This
can confuse Mathematica. There are several ways to clear a variable
a
, for
example
a
=
.
which clears a numerical assignment to
a
, and
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 Spring '08
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 Physics, Vectors, Vector Space, Dot Product, Work, Mathematica

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