The Environment

A whirlwind tour of the Mathematica interface, builtin help, and
shortcuts.

Arithmetic

A very quick coverage of the overall layout of a Mathematica
notebook window, and the basics of doing arithmetic in Mathematica.

Using Variables

A brief overview of Mathematica's peculiarities in naming and assigning
values to its variables.

Working with Lists

A guide to forming and manipulating the list construct in Mathematica.

Vectors & Matrices

Naming, forming, formatting and manipulating vectors and matrices in
Mathematica.

Algebraic Ops I

Basic operations on polynomials and algebraic fractions. Partial fractions.
Immediate versus delayed assignment of values to variables. Substitution and
evaluation.

Algebraic Ops II

Defining equations in Mathematica. Solving equations exactly and
numerically. Dealing with systems of equations. Poorly conditioned equations.

Functions 
The anatomy of function definitions. The importance of each of the definition's
parts. Functions of more than one variable.

Calculus Ops I

Taking limits. Total, implicit, and partial derivatives.

Calculus Ops II

Taking indefinite and definite integrals. Numerical integration. Generating
the Taylor series of a function, and manipulating infinite series.

Graphics I

Plotting functions in two dimensions using Mathematica. Controlling the
look of the final picture.

Graphics II

Plotting functions parametrically. Polar plots.

Graphics III

Plotting functions of two variables using contour, density, and three
dimensional plots.

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