# Mathematica Notebooks Summary

### Topics

• Front End
• Kernel - Program Statements
• Notebooks
• On-Line Help System
• Palettes

### Startup

• Double click on Mathematica icon
• Double click on notebook in Network Neighborhood public area
• Click on internet notebook in browser, save file, Open in Mathematica

### Cells

• are indicated by cell bracket in subsection formats
• to select a cell, click on its bracket
• Text - unformatted and can edit
• Input - shift + enter to execute
• Output
• Graphics
• can group, cut, copy and paste cells
• ] open cell. Double click to close.
• ]Can be active to alter and evaluate, or inactive.
• '] Set up for activation on initialization.
• Formatted or unformatted to alter.
• box \] closed cell. Double click to open.
• For a new cell, put cursor below or between cells until it becomes horizontal.
• Can select cell and then alter
• section level
• text font
• size
• color
• alignment

### Help

• Contents Tree
• Search
• Also in dialog boxes
• Help -> why the beep?
• Also try out the demos

### Kernel

• Course will cover kernel commands
• Command completion: begin command and ctrl K.
• Evaluate initialization
• Evaluate next input for presentations

### Notebooks

• File ->
• New
• Open/Input
• Close, or double click left hand box

### Palettes

• Basic Input - for basic functions and Greek symbols
• Click on boxes, then enter expressions in dotted boxes
• or Highlight expression, then click on palette function
• Algebraic Manipulation
• Expand, Factor, Simplify, ...
• Basic Calculations - the especially useful ones are
• Calculus
• Graphics
• Lists and Matrices

### Keyboard Input in Traditional Form

• Esc p Esc is Pi, etc.
• Ctrl ^ is superscript mode
• Ctrl - is subscript mode
• Ctrl / is denominator for a fraction
• Ctrl @ is a square root
• Ctrl space is a return from the above to normal
• To display from normal input use // TraditionalForm

• Dennis Silverman, djsilver@uci.edu.