Softcover ISBN:  9781470411114 
Product Code:  MBK/87 
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Electronic ISBN:  9781470420420 
Product Code:  MBK/87.E 
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Book Details2015; 352 ppMSC: Primary 15; 34; 65; 90; 97; Secondary 11; 12; 28; 40; 68;
As the opensource and free competitor to expensive software like Maple™, Mathematica®, Magma, and MATLAB®, Sage offers anyone with access to a web browser the ability to use cuttingedge mathematical software and display his or her results for others, often with stunning graphics. This book is a gentle introduction to Sage for undergraduate students toward the end of Calculus II (singlevariable integral calculus) or higherlevel course work such as Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, or Math Modeling.
The book assumes no background in computer science, but the reader who finishes the book will have learned about half of a first semester Computer Science I course, including large parts of the Python programming language. The audience of the book is not only math majors, but also physics, engineering, finance, statistics, chemistry, and computer science majors.ReadershipUndergraduate students, graduate students, and research mathematicians interested in using Sage in (teaching) math modeling, engineering, physics, multivariate calculus, differential equations, matrix algebra, and linear algebra.

Table of Contents

Chapters

Chapter 1. Welcome to Sage!

Chapter 2. Fun projects using Sage

Chapter 3. Advanced plotting techniques

Chapter 4. Advanced features of Sage

Chapter 5. Programming in Sage and Python

Chapter 6. Building interactive webpages with Sage

Appendix A. What to do when frustrated!

Appendix B. Transitioning to SageMathCloud

Appendix C. Other resources for Sage

Appendix D. Linear systems with infinitely many solutions

Appendix E. Installing Sage on your personal computer

Appendix F. Index of commands by name and by section


Additional Material

Reviews

Gregory Bard's 'Sage for Undergraduates' is sitting on the desktop of all of my computers. I've been interested in using Sage for sometime now, but have not successfully overcome my unfamiliarity with the syntax. Thanks to Bard's reference, I am now using Sage daily for my classes, research projects, and interaction with my students. If it were not for Bard's reference, I would not have found Sage so useful. Each day, I am more familiar with Sage and more confident that I can use it for computing and visualization. I intend to recommend that my students use it and have already referred my complex analysis class to it. I have also used it to demonstrate geometric concepts to my 11yearold grandchildren.
Jim Morrow, University of Washington, Seattle 
This excellent Sage book itself is 'open' in both the spirit and letter senses: Its realizations include an online, webbased version; color and blackandwhite, downloadable PDF versions; and ancillary material, including two excellent Sageinformed algebra texts (linear [5], abstract [6]), running the gamut of Sage applications and examples. ...The book's content is well written, well organized, and keeps the reader (more accurately and fortuitously, user) constantly attentive and engaged. ...This jewel of a bookcuminfrastructure is not just 'for undergraduates,' but will be of great benefit to all.
George Hacken, Computing Reviews 
Professor Kenneth Ribet, UC Berkeley


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As the opensource and free competitor to expensive software like Maple™, Mathematica®, Magma, and MATLAB®, Sage offers anyone with access to a web browser the ability to use cuttingedge mathematical software and display his or her results for others, often with stunning graphics. This book is a gentle introduction to Sage for undergraduate students toward the end of Calculus II (singlevariable integral calculus) or higherlevel course work such as Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, or Math Modeling.
The book assumes no background in computer science, but the reader who finishes the book will have learned about half of a first semester Computer Science I course, including large parts of the Python programming language. The audience of the book is not only math majors, but also physics, engineering, finance, statistics, chemistry, and computer science majors.
Undergraduate students, graduate students, and research mathematicians interested in using Sage in (teaching) math modeling, engineering, physics, multivariate calculus, differential equations, matrix algebra, and linear algebra.

Chapters

Chapter 1. Welcome to Sage!

Chapter 2. Fun projects using Sage

Chapter 3. Advanced plotting techniques

Chapter 4. Advanced features of Sage

Chapter 5. Programming in Sage and Python

Chapter 6. Building interactive webpages with Sage

Appendix A. What to do when frustrated!

Appendix B. Transitioning to SageMathCloud

Appendix C. Other resources for Sage

Appendix D. Linear systems with infinitely many solutions

Appendix E. Installing Sage on your personal computer

Appendix F. Index of commands by name and by section

Gregory Bard's 'Sage for Undergraduates' is sitting on the desktop of all of my computers. I've been interested in using Sage for sometime now, but have not successfully overcome my unfamiliarity with the syntax. Thanks to Bard's reference, I am now using Sage daily for my classes, research projects, and interaction with my students. If it were not for Bard's reference, I would not have found Sage so useful. Each day, I am more familiar with Sage and more confident that I can use it for computing and visualization. I intend to recommend that my students use it and have already referred my complex analysis class to it. I have also used it to demonstrate geometric concepts to my 11yearold grandchildren.
Jim Morrow, University of Washington, Seattle 
This excellent Sage book itself is 'open' in both the spirit and letter senses: Its realizations include an online, webbased version; color and blackandwhite, downloadable PDF versions; and ancillary material, including two excellent Sageinformed algebra texts (linear [5], abstract [6]), running the gamut of Sage applications and examples. ...The book's content is well written, well organized, and keeps the reader (more accurately and fortuitously, user) constantly attentive and engaged. ...This jewel of a bookcuminfrastructure is not just 'for undergraduates,' but will be of great benefit to all.
George Hacken, Computing Reviews 
Professor Kenneth Ribet, UC Berkeley