Mathematica ® in the Laboratory is a hands-on guide which shows how to harness the power and flexibility of Mathematica in the control of data-acquisition equipment and the analysis of experimental data. It explains how to use Mathematica to import, manipulate, visualise and analyse data from existing files. The generation and export of test data are also covered. The control of laboratory equipment is dealt with in detail, including the use of Mathematica's MathLink ® system in instrument control, data processing, and interfacing. Many practical examples are given, which can either be used directly or adapted to suit a particular application. The book sets out clearly how Mathematica can provide a truly unified data-handling environment, and will be invaluable to anyone who collects or analyses experimental data, including astronomers, biologists, chemists, mathematicians, geologists, physicists and engineers. The book is fully compatible with Mathematica 3.0.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 255 x 181 x 20 mm
'The present book is a welcome addition to the rather small class covering how to do things in general with the package. It is the first I have encountered that deals in detail with connecting Mathematica to the outside world of other computers and controllable equipment ... I recommend this book to all Mathematica fans, and also to anyone not yet addicted who has an instrument-control problem to solve.' Charles Jenkins, The Observatory
"Recommended for those who want to use Mathematica in the context of a working scientific laboratory." S.J. Colley, Choice