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Mathematica is the best tutorial. It is a discovery tool - just start from something that he knows a bit already and you both take one little step at a time. Just try things. 1st Thing - Try this Link => Hands-on Start to Mathematica I personally would recommend engaging with him in a project of making an application and submitting it to the Wolfram ...


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Affirming Vitaliy's suggestions I'll say something beyond his comprehensive answer and to a certain extent more specific. A great mathematician S.Banach used to say (maybe as a joke) that children shouldn't be taught mathematics early because that would be a too sharp tool for them. There is an obvious analogy and this is why children shoudn't be taught ...


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Vitaliy's suggestion is indeed very good. What I want to add is that the Documentation is a good place to start. Say he's interested in drawing some graphs to illustrate something, then the Guide page for Graphs is a great place to start and the reference pages have tons of examples to build from. Once one has solved a problem or two with Mathematica ...


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One unconventional but possibly very useful approach it to introduce him to Project Euler. While many of the newer questions are completely beyond me (mind you that is not saying much), many of the earlier ones are quite approachable. If your friend has the desire to learn and an interest in puzzles/challenges, this site will grow as he grows. Most of the ...


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I started learning Mathematica a couple of months ago, and all these suggestions are good. I'd also say that, although it's possible to surround yourself with books and tutorials, it's even more important to have some focus or goal to give shape to your learning efforts. You can find yourself bouncing from one interesting corner to the next (particularly ...


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University of Southern Maine has some Mathematica based courses: Engineering Tools: Mathematica (notebooks) Circuits I: Steady-State Analysis (notebooks) Digital Signal Processing (notebooks) Digital Image Processing (notebooks)


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I know this is an old thread now, but this might prove useful to someone. I have been teaching Mathematica to high school students for almost a year now. I have had to make my own resources, as I couldn't find any that were fit to purpose. I am happy to share them, and here is the Dropbox link: Mathematica Exercises All mistakes are my own! I am also happy ...


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This page could be quite interesting in your case http://education.wolfram.com/algebra/ The animations here explain some common Mathematica functions in a quite funny way. http://reference.wolfram.com/legacy/flash/ There's a huge list of other resources here where you could pick what you think suits you. Where can I find examples of good Mathematica ...


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Use ParametricPlot Clear[x, y, t]; r = 0.5; a = 1; c = 0.01; e = 0.1; k = 500; d = 0.1; sol = NDSolve[{x'[t] == r x[t] (1 - x[t]/k) - a c x[t] y[t], y'[t] == a c x[t] y[t] - d y[t], x[0] == 30, y[0] == 30}, {x, y}, {t,1000}]; ParametricPlot[Evaluate[{y[t], x[t]} /. sol], {t, 0, 1000}, Frame -> True, ImagePadding -> 40, ImageSize -> ...


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There's a second year mathematics and a computation physics course taught by Paul Abbott at the University of Western Australia that uses Mathematica for all of the lectures, workshops and assessments. The maths course uses a customised stylesheet and the assessment notebooks have automated FTP uploading to the assignment dropbox. However, most of the ...


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To help you get started, here is a simple demonstration with Spectrogram. First I need a list of note names and frequencies: notes = Thread[{440.0*2^(Range[0, 12]/12), {"A", "A#", "B", "C", "C#", "D", "D#", "E", "F", "F#", "G", "G#", "A"}}]; Now I choose a sample rate and generate a set of samples corresponding to playing each note in turn for ...



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