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:
- Faculty and staff campus machines - Click here for Wolfram User Portal download site
- Click link above, choose "Continue without signing in".
- Use organization email, @skidmore.edu, and request Activation Key.
- Check email for link to download installer.
- Create WolframID and download installer.
- Run installer and enter Activation Key.
- Faculty and staff personally-owned machines - Click for Wolfram request form.
- Student personal machines - Click here to purchase a license at Wolfram web store.
If you are teaching with Mathematica or a significant group of students will purchase a license, contact Kelvin Mischo at (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
- How to Create a Lecture Slideshow - Show a mixture of graphics, calculations, nicely formatted text, as slides with live calculations or animations in class.
- Assigning Student Projects (Video Tutorial) - Give students guided projects to explore concepts.
- Full Collection of How To Tutorials - Ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.
Research with Mathematica
- Programming and Parallel Computing Basics (Video Tutorial) - Learn how to create programs and take advantage of multi-core machines or a dedicated cluster.
- Scope of Field-Specific Applications - Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.