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© 2011  Steven Tschantz
Mathematica
exercises part 1
Steven Tschantz
1/13/11
Introduction
This course is about mathematical modeling, as applied to problems in economics. The tool we will use, both for communicat
ing about mathematics and economics and for computing, is the program
Mathematica
. Assignments will be posted in the
form of
Mathematica
notebooks containing descriptions of the mathematical models considered, examples of the computations
that can be carried out with
Mathematica
, and exercises to be completed using
Mathematica
and then returned by email.
Your first task then will be to learn the basics of
Mathematica
and practice using it.
I have prepared a very basic introduction to
Mathematica
in the notebook A quick start with Mathematica (click on this link or
see the course homepage). You can have multiple windows open in
Mathematica,
working the exercises in this window while
at the same time reading the quick start notebook for explanation.
Complete the following exercises, save your results, and email your final version to
tschantz@math.vanderbilt.edu
Editing notebooks
We begin with practice in preparing
Mathematica
notebooks.
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1. Save a copy of your notebook.
Save a copy of this notebook under a new name by selecting File/Save As from the menu, navigating to appropriate location
and giving the file a name, preferably one including your name to make it easier for me to identify when I collect assignments.
You thus have your own working copy of this assignment which you can work on, saving your progress, as convenient, using
File/Save.
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2. Open/close groups of cells.
This text is in a text cell, indicated by the blue bracket immediately to the right, within a group of two cells constituting a
subsection, as indicated by the second blue bracket to the right, the first cell of which subsection is the title "2. Open/close
groups of cells". This group of cells is further contained in a section titled "Editing notebooks" and a larger group of cells
headed by the document title "
Mathematica
exercises part 1" as indicated by the next two blue brackets. Pointing at a cell or
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 Schantz
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