Using Basic Controllers
Once you start using
, the Home controller appears on the left side of the screen. You can enter and evaluate input by clicking the buttons on
The five buttons at the top of the Home controller each bring up a different controller.
All of these controllers can also be accessed from the
The Home controller has two other buttons listed under the heading
Apply to Selection
.You must select a function in your notebook before clicking one of these buttons.
-draws a graph of the selected function with appropriate default values for the style and range of the graph.
opens the controller for the selected function (see
Using Function Controllers
The Formula controller makes it easy for you to enter mathematical input in your notebook.
The buttons on top are for entering two-dimensional expressions like superscripts, subscripts, square roots, fractions, and
The next set of buttons is for entering matrices. You can create a new matrix with a specified number of rows and columns,
or add a row or column to an existing matrix.
At the bottom, there are buttons for auto-completing a command or entering a command template (see
Entering Commands Directly
After you have entered an expression, you can evaluate it by pressing .
The Characters controller has buttons for entering a wide variety of special characters and symbols. These are arranged in
groups such as:
Click the button for a given group to reveal a set of buttons for entering characters of that type.
The bottom of each controller has a standard set of buttons for navigation:
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