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Mathematica exercises part 1
Prof. 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 communicating
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.
I saved this notebook as mmaexercises1soln.nb.
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2. Open/close groups of cells.
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3. Deleting cells.
Way at the top of this notebook is a copyright notice in a single line text cell. Since you will be editing this file, inserting your
own information, this notice is irrelevant. Select the cell bracket for this one cell (click on the cell bracket) and select Edit/Cut
from the menu to delete this cell.
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4. Editing text.
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 Spring '11
 Schantz
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