am 13. Dezember 2012
This is an introduction to Mathematica. It gives a rather complete introduction into the basics of Mathematica. There are numerous examples and solved exercises. This is a always a good idea for a book which tries to teach something as complicated as Mathematica. The level of explanation is just right for my starting point. But I am an experienced mathematician. I found this compact introduction very helpful.
The book suffers from various misprints, even in the examples. Also, the layout of the Kindle edition is chaotic. Moreover, I feel that some basic concepts are not explained with enough details. For starters, things might get confusing. If you want to program Mathematica or really understand its basics, this book is not for you. However, for the price it is a good starting point.