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What is Mathematica?

Mathematica is a popular software package for communicating scientific ideas, whether this is visualization of a concept in an intro-level course, or creating a simulation of a new idea related to research. Mathmatica is used in virtually all the world's top universities and colleges, and is commonly used in the following types of departments --- Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Business and Finance, Life Sciences, Engineering, and Computer Science.

How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Mathematica can also be installed on:

Instructions:
  1. Click link above, choose "Continue without signing in".
  2. Use organization email, @skidmore.edu, and request Activation Key.
  3. Check email for link to download installer.
  4. Create WolframID and download installer.
  5. Run installer and enter Activation Key.

If you are teaching with Mathematica or a significant group of students will purchase a license, contact Kelvin Mischo at (kelvinm@wolfram.com) for better discounts.


Tutorials to Learn Mathematica

Mathematica has a tremendous amount of uses, including... 

The first two tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students to learn Mathematica outside of class time.

  • First Ten Minutes with Mathematica - Shows most current tips and templates to get started with Mathematica, including free-form input.
  • Hands-On Start to Mathematica - Review and assign this collection of tutorials to students to branch out and explore more specific applications and areas of Mathematica.
  • Learning Center - Search Wolfram's large collection of materials for example, calculations or tutorials in your field of interest.

Teaching with Mathematica


Research with Mathematica