Introduzione in Italiano
MacKichan software ha ulteriormente
migliorato i software leader di mercato per la scrittura di testi scientifici e l'analisi
I software MacKichan sono scelti quotidianamente
da scienziati, ricercatori e studenti di qualsiasi disciplina scientifica, per scrivere,
impaginare ed elaborare formule numeriche in oltre 150 differenti unitŕ di misura.
Č un word processor
semplificato, ma con un potente sistema di computer algebra incorporato.
Il software permette di creare documenti che contengono testi, formule e grafici, risolvere
le equazioni matematiche e, grazie all'interfaccia point-and-click, il suo uso risulterŕ
essere semplice e veloce.
Creating attractive documents that contain text,
mathematics, and graphics is seamless and easy with
Scientific Notebook Version 6. Although
simple to use,
Scientific Notebook 6 is a powerful mathematical word processing system that
facilitates teaching, learning, exploring, and communicating
Scientific Notebook 6 gives you a choice of operating systems: WindowsŽ or OS XŽ. With its entirely new Mozilla-based architecture, Scientific Notebook 6 provides more flexibility: you can save or export
your documents in multiple formats according to your portability needs. Scientific Notebook 6 automatically saves your documents as
Power of Computer Algebra
Ž computer algebra engine allows the user to
perform computations on the screen, and to print them out correctly
formatted. There is no complex syntax to master to be able to evaluate,
simplify, solve, or plot mathematical expressions. You can compute
symbolically or numerically, integrate, differentiate, and solve
algebraic and differential equations. With menu commands, you can
compute with over 150 units of physical measure.
Scientific Notebook 6 you can create two-dimensional and
three-dimensional plots in many styles and coordinate systems, and
enhance the plots with background color, grid lines, and plot labels in
specified locations and orientations. You can animate these kinds of
plots: 2D plots in polar coordinates; 2D and 3D plots in rectangular
coordinates; 2D and 3D implicit plots; 2D and 3D vector fields; 3D tube
plots; 3D plots in cylindrical coordinates; and 3D plots in spherical
coordinates and vector fields.
can be viewed on screen with playback toolbar controls. Use your mouse
to start, stop, re-run, and loop animations. You can define an
for your plot and specify the animation start and end times and the rate
of frames per second. With OpenGL 3D graphics, you can rotate, move,
zoom in and out, and fly through 3D plots.
Scientific Notebook 6 has an updated program window with streamlined layouts
for the toolbars and symbol panels. Most tools work the same way they
did in earlier versions. A mouse-activated tooltip gives the name of
each toolbar button and symbol.
and all files related to them are automatically bundled together. In Scientific Notebook 6 you only need a single file bearing the
to share a document. In
6 represents your mathematics
ML. This makes it easy to create
web files for
the representation of your mathematics on various platforms over the
Internet with a browser. For Version 6 the recommended viewer is Firefox.
important new feature of
Scientific Notebook 6 is that you
an unlimited number of previous editing changes
from your current session within a document.
ability to check your spelling in realtime is new. With the inline
spell checking from MySpell, you can catch any
misspellings. MySpell, which is open-source, includes
dictionaries in over 40 languages. Misspelled words have a wavy red
new visual interface is used to create
to the exact
dimensions you need. Being able to leave dialog boxes open while you
make replacements and corrections saves time.
Scientific Notebook 6 supports any left-to-right or right-to-left language that is
supported by your operating system.
Scientific Notebook 6 has great potential when used in an
educational setting. It provides a ready laboratory where students can
experiment with mathematics to develop new insights and to solve
interesting problems. Scientific Notebook 6 makes it easy
for students to produce clear, well-written homework.
a classroom equipped with appropriate projection equipment, the
program's ease of use and its combination of a free-form scientific word
processor and computational package make it a natural replacement for
the chalkboard. You do not have to erase as you go along, so previous
work can be recalled. Class notes can be edited and made available for
viewing online or printed.
Doing Mathematics with Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook
Version 6 by Darel W. Hardy and Carol L. Walker,
describes the use of the underlying computer algebra system for doing
mathematical calculations. Exercises are provided to encourage users to
practice the mathematical ideas presented. This manual is available as
a download, but can also be purchased in paperback form.
Mathematics over the World Wide Web
Scientific Notebook 6 is the ideal tool for distance learning. You can send
mathematical documents containing text, equations, and plots over the
Internet; you can open the file at any URL address from inside the
software. It is easy to build an entire website with mathematical
content which can be read with any web browser that displays M
such as Firefox. Note the recommended browser for Version 6
is Firefox, not
The software supports hypertext links, so your readers can easily
navigate through a series of related documents.
Scientific Notebook 6 does not produce typeset output, but can use documents
created in Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific
Word. The addition of cross platform capability in
provides more flexibility for sharing your work.
|New Features in Version 6
Version 6 expands important features that were present in
earlier versions of the program: compatibility with other software and systems;
a rich interface based on the logical separation of content and appearance; the
natural entry of text and mathematics; the ability to perform mathematical
computation with MuPAD 5® inside your Scientific
WorkPlace 6® and Scientific Notebook 6® documents; and easy creation and production of complex, highly formatted printed
with Version 6 you have a choice of operating systems: Windows® or OS X®. With its entirely new Mozilla-based architecture, Version 6 provides more flexibility for your workplace. You
can save or export your documents in multiple formats according to your
publication and portability needs. Your documents are saved as
files, making them completely portable across
platforms. Sharing your work with colleagues is easier than ever.
program window has been updated with streamlined layouts for the toolbars and
symbol panels. Most tools work the same way they did in earlier versions, with
a mouse-activated tooltip giving the name of each toolbar button and panel
symbols. With Version 6 you can display your document with or without XML tags, as XHTML source code, or PDF (except in Scientific Notebook).
Display with XML tags.
all files related to them (embedded files, plot files, etc.) are automatically
bundled together. You only need a single file bearing the extension
to share a document. You
can seamlessly import
files created with earlier versions of the program, and you can export any
document as a
file. In XML and XHTML files, Version 6 represents your
mathematics as M
ML. This makes it easy to create XHTML web files for the representation of your mathematics on
various platforms over the Internet with a browser.
Note that the browser
recommended for Version 6 is Firefox, not Scientific
- Multiple levels of Undo are now available, allowing you to undo an unlimited
number of previous editing changes from your current session in the document.
- On the Windows® platform spell checking in realtime is provided using inline spell
checking from MySpell. MySpell provides a free open-source dictionary for over 40 languages. Misspelled words have a wavy red underline.
- There is also a Check Spelling dialog box where you can choose to replace a misspelled
word, or to ignore the suggested corrections. You may also specify which
language to use.
- On the Mac® the spellchecker uses the OS X® dictionary.
- Common tasks such as section head and footnote
formatting are simpler. The page layout you define in a new WYSIWYG interface
translates directly to
- Version 6 allows you to create fragments containing XHTML code,
code, graphics, or anything else that can go on the clipboard.
- There is a new visual interface used to create tables to the exact dimensions
- Leaving dialog boxes open while you make replacements and
corrections saves time.
- Version 6 supports any left-to-right or
right-to left language that is supported by your operating system.
- The page and table layout interfaces are new.
Improved and Scalable Fonts
to create documents with a wide variety of scalable fonts. With
you can use any OpenType font installed on your computer, as well as Unicode
and associated extended Unicode TrueType fonts. The program includes the latest
macros. The packages yield ligatures and kerning in all text when
documents are typeset.
- By choosing a shell that uses
typesetting specifications documents are formatted automatically.
is a package of
macros designed for preparing physics manuscripts. The software includes a
shell with typesetting specifications for producing typeset documents for
several different publications.
Version 6 uses MuPAD 5 as the embedded computer algebra
|Natural Mathematical Notation
Until now, traditional typesetting and symbolic computation systems forced you
to use an array of commands and a complex syntax to represent your input. Many
of these systems have over 2,000 separate operators, such as int and diff,
that you must learn in order to create input. For example, if you want to
integrate the expression
using a traditional computation system, you must enter it in linear fashion,
int(x\2/sqrt(x\2-9),dx). To typeset it with
you must write
A simple typing mistake
would cause an error message.
Scientific WorkPlace®, Scientific Word®, and Scientific Notebook® eliminate the need to learn
complex syntax by using natural notation for input and to show results. With
these products, you can enter mathematics easily with the mouse, or, as you
gain confidence and familiarity, with keyboard shortcuts.
Here is how you enter the above integral using the mouse in Scientific
WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook:
You can also enter the integral using only the keyboard. Here we
use "Ctrl+i" to mean hold down the Ctrl key while you press the "i" key:
In Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific
Word, and Scientific Notebook, the space key
always moves the insertion point out of the object it is in, and the Tab key
always moves the insertion point to the next input box in the current
template, if there is one. Thus, in step 9, the first space moves the
insertion point out of the radical, but leaves it in the denominator of the
fraction. The second space moves it out of the fraction. Pressing the Ctrl key
together with the up or down arrow key moves the insertion point up or down to
a superscript or a subscript position. The space key returns the insertion
point to the main line. Ctrl+up arrow followed by Ctrl+down arrow moves the
insertion point to the subscript of a superscript position, not to the main
All the symbols in the main
fonts are available in Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific
Word, and Scientific Notebook, which means you
have everything you need to type mathematics. Also, if you know the
for mathematical objects and symbols, you can use them (for example, holding
down Ctrl while you type int enters an integral). You do not need to know
names to enter mathematics.
More information about using natural mathematics notation in computer
WorkPlace®, Scientific Word®, and Scientific
Notebook® are designed to increase productivity for anyone who writes
technical documents, especially those containing mathematics. They are perfect
for writers in all technical fields: mathematics, physics, engineering, chemistry,
computer science, economics, finance, statistics, medical research, operations
research, logic, and more.
Logical Design Separates Content and Appearance
Our approach, known as logical design, separates the creative
process of writing from the mechanical process of formatting. You apply tags
to text to say what the text is; the software handles the job of formatting
it. Logical design leads to a more consistent and attractive document appearance
because choices of fonts, spacing, emphasis, and other aspects of format are
applied automatically. Separating the processes of creating and formatting
a document combines the best of the online and print worlds. You concentrate
on writing a correct paper; our software makes it a beautiful paper. Scientific
WorkPlace, Scientific Word and Scientific
Notebook come with predefined document shells.
Logical Design Is a New Way of Working
When you use a WYSIWYG system, you constantly give commands
that affect the appearance of the content. You select text and then choose
a font, a font size, or a typeface. You apply alignment commands such as center,
left justify, and right justify. To center an equation, for example, you select
it and choose the center alignment. In a logical system, formatting commands
are replaced by commands that define the logical structure of the content
instead of its appearance. Rather than center text, you create a title, a
section head, or a displayed equation by applying tags to information in the
document. The format of the title, the alignment of section heads, and the
alignment of displayed equations are all determined separately by the properties
of the tags you use. In Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific
Word, tag properties are determined by the document's typesetting specifications
(a collection of commands that define the way the document appears when you
produce it with
typesetting) and by the style (a collection of commands
that define the way the document appears onscreen and when you produce it
typesetting.) In Scientific Notebook,
the tag properties are determined by the style only, since it does not include
Also, WYSIWYG systems divide documents into pages
according to their anticipated appearance in print. To see an entire line,
you often have to scroll horizontally because the screen dimensions and page
dimensions do not match. In a logical system, working with pages is unnecessary,
because the division of a document into pages has no connection to the document's
logical structure. Thus, on the screen Scientific WorkPlace,
Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook break lines to fit the window.
If you resize the window, the text is reshaped to fit it.
Logical Design Ensures a Beautiful Document Appearance
Our emphasis on logical structure does not ignore the fact
that documents must still be printed in a readable, organized, and visually
pleasing format, nor does it ignore the fact that you may not always need
publication-quality output. With Version 4 and later of Scientific
WorkPlace and Scientific Word, you can preview and print your documents
in two ways. You can compile, preview, and print your documents with
to obtain a high-quality, typeset appearance, or you can preview and direct
print without typesetting for a near-WYSIWYG appearance. With Scientific
Notebook, only direct printing is available.
WorkPlace® and Scientific
Word® Version 6, you
can typeset your document using
the undisputed industry standard for typesetting mathematical text.
provides automatic document formatting, including margins, hyphenation,
kerning, ligatures, and many other elements of fine typesetting.
also automatically generates document elements including the title pages,
table of contents, footnotes, margin notes, headers, footers, indexes, and
bibliographies. The resulting PDF file can be distributed, printed or be used to drive typesetting equipment.
for you, you can concentrate on what you do bestâcreating the content of your
documentâwithout worrying about
syntax. You donât need to understand
to produce beautifully typeset material, but if you do know
commands, you can use them in your
documents to make the typesetting even more precise.
Take advantage of these typesetting features in Scientific
WorkPlace and Scientific Word:
Formatting variety with predefined
document shells. Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word come with
predefined document shells, each with a different typeset appearance and
most are designed to meet the formatting requirements of specific journals
and academic institutions. You can choose the shell that is most
appropriate for your journal or publisher. If you donât know yet where your
work will be published, we recommend that you start with one of the standard
shells, which can be easily adapted after your paper has been written.
Typesetting control. Each document shell has a
document class and may also have
packages. Both the class and the packages have options and settings that
create a more finely typeset appearance for your document. The available
options and packages depend on the shell, but typically govern the ability
to modify the formatting for typesetting details such as different paper
sizes, portrait or landscape orientation, double-sided printing,
double-column output, different font sizes, and draft or final output. You
can change the options and packages with the Options and Packages item or
with the Document Format item on
the Typesetting menu.
Easy generation of front and back
matter. You can create a table of contents easily by inserting a command
into the Front Matter section of your document. When you typeset your
automatically generates the table of contents from the section headings you
have created. Similarly, you can create an index by inserting index entries
throughout your document, and letting
generate the index pages. An index can have primary, secondary, and
tertiary references, and can also point the reader to other entries in the
Automatic numbering of theorems,
lemmas, and other theorem environments. You can number theorems, lemmas, propositions, and
conjectures in a variety of styles. You control whether they are each
numbered in the same or separate sequences, so that your theorem
environments might be numbered as Theorem 1, Lemma 1, Theorem 3, Conjecture
4, Lemma 5âŚ, or as Theorem 1, Lemma 1, Theorem 2, Conjecture 1, Lemma 2âŚ. As an option, you can reset the numbering at the beginning of each chapter
or section, and you can include the chapter and section numbers in the
cross-referencing. You can create automatically generated
cross-references to equations, tables, figures, pages, and other numbered
objects elsewhere in your document. You donât have to know the object or
page number in advance. When you typeset,
inserts the number of the referenced object in the text.
Automatic bibliography generation. Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word include
for automatic bibliographies. You select references from a
of references, and
formats them according to the bibliography style
you select. Programs and browser plugins, such as Zotero, save references
A computer algebra system, or CAS, is a mathematics engine
that performs the symbolic computations fundamental to algebra, trigonometry,
and calculus. Recent versions of Scientific WorkPlace® and Scientific Notebook® (after Version 4.1 Build 2347) include the kernel to
the computer algebra system MuPAD®.
With MuPAD 5®, you can evaluate, factor, combine,
expand, and simplify terms and expressions that contain integers, fractions,
and real and complex numbers, as required in simple arithmetic and algebra. You can also evaluate integrals
and derivatives, perform matrix and vector operations, find standard deviations,
and perform many other more complex computations involved in calculus, linear algebra, differential
equations, and statistics. Additionally, you can
create 2D and 3D plots of polynomials, trigonometric
functions, and exponentials, and you can create and explore animated 2D and 3D plots.
Features and Capabilities of MuPAD
We have created an interface to the MuPAD kernel to make it easy to use with Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook. In addition,
the system accepts input and creates output using natural mathematical notation,
the basis for our scientific word processors. Performing computations in Scientific
WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook is
Computational Functions. Scientific
WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook provide
a wide range of the graphic, numeric, and symbolic computational functions
available with MuPAD. The programs provide ample functionality for
both simple and sophisticated mathematical computations involving calculus, ODE, matrix manipulations, statistics,
linear algebra, and 2D and 3D plots. Also,
you can access additional functions available to MuPADâeven if they
don't appear as items on the Compute menuâwith the Define MuPAD Name menu item.
Animated Plots. With MuPAD, you can create
a variety of animated plots: animated 2D plots in polar coordinates, animated 2D and 3D plots in rectangular coordinates, animated
2D and 3D implicit plots, and animated 3D tube plots in cylindrical and spherical coordinates and vector
fields. You can rotate, move, zoom in and out, and fly through 3D plots.
User-defined Functions. With MuPAD, you can create user-defined functions (.mu files) with an ASCII
editor, even if you don't have access to a full MuPAD installation. The files
are easy to manipulate and are powerful tools for users interested in programming.
Working in a Scientific WorkPlace or Scientific
Notebook document, you call the function with the Define MuPAD Name
Available Functions. While Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific
Notebook provide many functions available with MuPAD, not
all capabilities are included. Programming packages, certain plot types and
options), and manipulation of the position of highlights
and shadows in 3D plots aren't available. Scientific
Notebook doesn't have 3D implicit plotting with either CAS. Additionally, some
limitations exist regarding the placement of text on plots and the use of
different types of plots on the same graph. Iteration and condition commands
(such as if, elif, else, fi, for, while, do, and od) aren't available.
To learn more about MuPAD,
visit the MathWorks website.
You can use MuPAD to solve the following kinds of problems
in Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific
Notebook. Roll the mouse over the mathematics to see the solution to each problem.
Solve , Solution is:
Evaluate the Determinant of , determinant:
Determine the Mean of , Mean(s):
Determine the Standard Deviation of , Standard deviation(s):
You can create plots like these with Scientific
WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook:
â˘ 2D Rectangular Plots
Plot 2D + Rectangular:
â˘ Piecewise-Defined Functions
Plot 2D + Rectangular
â˘ Bar Charts
Enter, select, and drag to a 2D Rectangular plot each of the following:
You can create a grid using point plots. Enter, select with the mouse, and drag each of the following to the frame:
Animated 2D Plots
â˘ Animated 2D Rectangular Plot
Plot 2D Animated + Rectangular:
Enter, select, and drag to the frame each of the following:
â˘ 3D Rectangular Plots
Plot 3D + Rectangular:
â˘ 3D Implicit Plots
Plot 3D + Implicit:
Animated 3D Plots
â˘ Animated 3D Rectangular Plot
Plot 3D Animated + Rectangular
|Publishing on the Web with Version 6
When you want to publish your
document on the web, you simply choose âExport to Webâ on the File menu. This will save your document, any graphics files your document references,
the CSS files used by your document (which govern your documentâs on-screen
appearance), and any other necessary files to a single zip file. You can
then expand the zip file on your web server.
There are several options
available when you export your document.
- Since the basic set of CSS files used in our programs are built into
the programs and are not changeable, you can choose to replace these
by references to files on the
website. This reduces the size of your site
slightly, but means your files will not be readable without an
- All mathematics in the document will be represented by M
which is fully supported in the Firefox browser since it is a part of the specification
can either require that your readers use a browser that supports
natively, or you can include a reference to MathJax. MathJax is a
ML. Doing this will make your document readable by any browser, but the
rendering of mathematics will be slower than in Firefox.
It is also possible to post documents in PDF form, and users will generally
be able to view them in any web browser, and follow links just as in an
|Check Spelling, Version 6
On the Windows® platform spell checking in realtime is provided using inline spell checking from MySpell. MySpell provides a free open-source dictionary for over 40 languages. Misspelled words have a wavy red underline.
There is also a Check Spelling dialog box where you can choose to replace a misspelled word, or to ignore the suggested corrections. You may also specify which language to use.
On the Mac® the spellchecker uses the OS X® dictionary.