*Mathematica* can be used to draw beautiful pictures that make it easy to visualize complicated curves, surfaces, data sets, or other shapes. In this chapter we’ll focus on two-dimensional graphics. In Chap. 6 we’ll introduce tools to display three-dimensional objects.

One of the most fundamental and useful graphics tools is the **Plot** function which can be used to draw the graph of a function. Here is a simple example.

**Example 2.1.1**

In[74]:= (* using Plot to graph a function *) **Plot [Sin [**x**], {**x**, 0, 2 Pi}]**

The **Plot** function takes two arguments. The first is the function that we want to ...

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