This is the only book written by a geologist specifically to show geologists and geoscientists how to use Mathematica to formulate and solve problems. It spans a broad range of geologic and mathematical topics, which are drawn from the author's extensive experience in research, consulting, and teaching. This combined reference and text leads readers step by step through geologic applications such as custom graphics programming, data input and output, linear and differential equations, linear and nonlinear regression, Monte Carlo simulation, time series and image analysis, and the visualization and analysis of geologic surfaces. It is packed with actual Mathematica output and includes boxed Computer Notes with tips and exploration suggestions. The accompanying CD-ROM contains notebooks of all text and graphics, plus an appendix on color graphics and specialized functions.

Introduction to Mathematica | Special Plots for Geoscience Data | Manipulating and Solving Equations | Random Variables and Univariate Probability Distributions | Probabilistic Simulation | Interpolation and Regression | Visualizing and Analyzing Surfaces | Digital Signal and Image Processing | Appendix A: Mathematica Functions in the Computational Geoscience Package | Appendix B: Working with Color

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