Obtaining and Using Mathematica

Posted July 20th, 2017 at 5:33 pm.

Get Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Mathematica is installed on all Bryn Mawr public computers in libraries, and on many departmental labs and teaching machines.

Faculty

Create an account (New users only)

  1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click “Create Account”
  2. Fill out form using a @brynmawr.edu email, and click “Create Wolfram ID”
  3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID

Request access to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  1. Fill out this form to request access
  2. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click “Sign in” to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Obtain Mathematica for College-owned machines

  1. Please open Software Center on your College computer or contact The Help Desk at help@brynmawr.edu to obtain Mathematica.

Request Mathematica for a personally owned machine:

  1. Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.

Students

Create an account (New users only)

  1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click “Create Account”
  2. Fill out form using a @brynmawr.edu email, and click “Create Wolfram ID”
  3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID

Request access to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  1. Fill out this form to request access
  2. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click “Sign in” to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Request Mathematica for a personally owned machine

  1. Fill out this form to request an Activation Key
  2. Click the “Product Summary page” link to access your license
  3. Click “Get Downloads” and select “Download” next to your platform
  4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt

Tutorials

Mathematica

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

  • Hands-on Start to Mathematica (videos)Follow along in Mathematica as you watch this multi-part screencast that teaches you the basics—how to create your first notebook, calculations, visualizations, interactive examples, and more.
  • Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica and Programming with the Wolfram Language (book)Learn Mathematica at your own pace from authors with 50+ years of combined Mathematica experience—with hands-on examples, end-of-chapter exercises, and authors’ tips that introduce you to the breadth of Mathematicawith a focus on ease of use.
  • What’s New in Mathematica 10Provides examples to help you get started with new functionality in Mathematica 10, including machine learning, computational geometry, geographic computation, and device connectivity.
  • How To TopicsAccess step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.
  • Learning CenterSearch Wolfram’s large collection of materials for example calculations or tutorials in your field of interest.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  • Tour of Wolfram|AlphaNew to Wolfram|Alpha? Take a tour to learn what you can do with Wolfram|Alpha, and explore additional features you get with Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Teaching with Mathematica

Mathematica offers an interactive classroom experience that helps students explore and grasp concepts, plus gives faculty the tools they need to easily create supporting course materials, assignments, and presentations.

Resources for educators

  • Mathematica for Teaching and Education—Free video courseLearn how to make your classroom dynamic with interactive models, explore computation and visualization capabilities in Mathematica that make it useful for teaching practically any subject at any level, and get best-practice suggestions for course integration.
  • How To Create a Lecture Slideshow—Video tutorialLearn how to create a slideshow for class that shows a mixture of graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.
  • Wolfram Demonstrations ProjectDownload pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.
  • Wolfram Training Education CoursesAccess on-demand and live courses on MathematicaSystemModeler, and other Wolfram technologies.

Research with Mathematica

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematicaintegrates the world’s largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualization engine in one coherent system, making it ideal for academic research in just about any discipline.

Resources for researchers

  • Mathematica for University Research—Free video courseExplore Mathematica‘s high-level and multi-paradigm programming language, support for parallel computing and GPU architectures, built-in functionality for specialized application areas, and multiple publishing and deployment options for sharing your work.
  • Utilizing HPC and Grid Computing—Free video courseLearn how to create programs that take advantage of multicore machines or available clusters.
  • Field-Specific ApplicationsLearn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.
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