Mathematica in the Laboratory is a hands-on guide that demonstrates how to acquire and analyze experimental data with Mathematica. It explains how Mathematica can be used to visualize and analyze newly-taken or historical data, compare theory with experiment, and control data acquisition equipment. It provides practical examples that can be taken directly or adapted to suit a particular application. The book lucidly explains how Mathematica can provide a truly unified data-handling environment and will be of value to anyone who collects and analyzes experimental data, including astronomers, biologists, chemists, mathematicians, geologists, physicists, and engineers.
'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