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PHYS 5900 Class 1 (8/24/2011) Zi-Wei Lin Syllabus at h t t p s : / / b l a c k b o a r d . e c u . e d u / under "Course Docs" Announcements (if any) at h t t p s : / / b l a c k b o a r d . e c u . e d u / under "Announcements" Before we start: * In Edit/Preferences/Evaluation on Windows (on Mac: Mathematica/Preferences/Evaluation ), select StandardForm for format type of new output cells; * Mathematica is case-sensitive; * Parentheses, curly brackets and square brackets are different; * Press Shift+Enter to evaluate an input (on both Windows and Mac), or press Enter on the numeric keyboard * Shortcuts: Ctrl+o to open a Mathematica notebook, Ctrl+s to save, Ctrl+c to copy, Ctrl+v to paste, Ctrl+x to cut. Replace Ctrl with Ì for inputs on Mac Capabilities of Mathematica 1.2.1 Numerical Calculations In[1]:= 2 + 3 Out[1]= 5

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In[2]:= 100 ! Out[2]= 93326215443944152681699238856266700490715968264381621468592963895217599 Ö 993229915608941463976156518286253697920827223758251185210916864000000000 Ö 000000000000000 In[3]:= 2 3 Out[3]= 6 In[4]:= 2*3 Out[4]= 6 * Space is equivalent to multiplication. In this course we prefer using * explicitly in order to avoid confusions and bugs.
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