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Sage for Undergraduates
 
Gregory V. Bard University of Wisconsin–Stout, Menomonie, WI
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Sage for Undergraduates
Gregory V. Bard University of Wisconsin–Stout, Menomonie, WI
Available Formats:
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-1111-4
Product Code:  MBK/87
352 pp 
List Price: $31.00
Individual Price: $23.25
Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-2042-0
Product Code:  MBK/87.E
352 pp 
List Price: $29.00
Individual Price: $21.75
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  • Book Details
     
     
    2015
    MSC: Primary 15; 34; 65; 90; 97; Secondary 11; 12; 28; 40; 68;

    As the open-source 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 cutting-edge 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 (single-variable integral calculus) or higher-level 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.

    Readership

    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.

  • 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
  • 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 11-year-old 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, web-based version; color and black-and-white, downloadable PDF versions; and ancillary material, including two excellent Sage-informed 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 book-cum-infrastructure 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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2015
MSC: Primary 15; 34; 65; 90; 97; Secondary 11; 12; 28; 40; 68;

As the open-source 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 cutting-edge 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 (single-variable integral calculus) or higher-level 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.

Readership

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 11-year-old 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, web-based version; color and black-and-white, downloadable PDF versions; and ancillary material, including two excellent Sage-informed 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 book-cum-infrastructure 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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