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Scientific Notebook is ideal for reports, homework, and exams. With Scientific Notebook, creating attractive documents that contain text, mathematics, and graphics is seamless and easy.

Principal Characteristics

 

Natural Math 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. Scientific WorkPlace® eliminates 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.

 

Logical Design

Scientific 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.

 

Computer Algebra

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.

 

Web Publishing

When you want to publish your document on the web, you simply choose “Export to Web” 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 document’s on-screen appearance), and any other necessary files to a single zip file. You can then expand the zip file on your web server.

 

Exam Builder

Exam Builder takes advantage of the capabilities built into Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook, yielding some of the most powerful features available in algorithmic exam generation. Use random number functions, tables, and graphics in a document. Create a wide variety of course materials for use in your courses: exams, quizzes, tests, tutorials, problem sets, drills, or homework assignments.

 

Spell Checkers

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.

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 documents.

MULTIPLE PLATFORM CAPABILITY

Now 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 XML files, making them completely portable across platforms. Sharing your work with colleagues is easier than ever.

NEW LOOK

The 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).

EASY SHARING OF DOCUMENTS

Documents and all files related to them (embedded files, plot files, etc.) are automatically bundled together. You only need a single file bearing the extension .sci to share a document. You can seamlessly import TEX files created with earlier versions of the program, and you can export any document as a TEX file. In XML and XHTML files, Version 6 represents your mathematics as MathML. 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 Viewer.

DOCUMENT PRODUCTION

 

Undo

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.

 

Check Spelling

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.

 

Speed Document Formatting

Common tasks such as section head and footnote formatting are simpler. The page layout you define in a new WYSIWYG interface translates directly to TEX.

 

Fragments

Version 6 allows you to create fragments containing XHTML code, TEX code, graphics, or anything else that can go on the clipboard.

 

Tables

There is a new visual interface used to create tables to the exact dimensions you need.

 Edit Efficiently

Leaving dialog boxes open while you make replacements and corrections saves time.

 

Language Support

Version 6 supports any left-to-right or right-to left language that is supported by your operating system.

Layout

The page and table layout interfaces are new.

 

Improved and Scalable Fonts

Use pdfLATEX and XƎTEX to create documents with a wide variety of scalable fonts. With XƎTEX 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 version of LATEX and AMS; macros. The packages yield ligatures and kerning in all text when documents are typeset.

 

AMS-LATEX Documents

By choosing a shell that uses AMS-LATEX typesetting specifications documents are formatted automatically.

 

REVTEX

REVTEX is a package of  LATEX macros designed for preparing physics manuscripts. The software includes a shell with typesetting specifications for producing typeset documents for several different publications.

 

MuPAD 5®

Version 6 uses MuPAD 5 as the embedded computer algebra system.

Version 6:

Windows® XP or above; OS X® 10.5 or above (with Intel® processor)

Up to 250 MB hard disk space, depending on the type of hard drive and the installation options selected

Internet connection.

 

Scientific Workplace Documentation:

 

Doing Mathematics with Scientific WorkPlace® & Scientific Notebook® Version 6

The manual describes how to use MuPAD® to do a wide range of mathematics without dealing directly with the syntax of the computer algebra systems. The book is organized around the undergraduate mathematics curriculum for ease of use by beginners through professionals. It includes basic procedures, examples, instructions, and sample solutions.

 

Download a PDF version of Doing Mathematics with Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Notebook Version 6 here


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Software che permette di creare documenti in bello stile che contengono testo, simboli matematici e grafici. Include potenzialità di calcolo matematico. Ideale per facilitare l’insegnamento e l’apprendimento in classe.