How to Get Mathematica
Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:
- All labs in the CSE and Physics & Engineering Departments
- Contact Nathan Lickey or Nathan White about Mathematica licensing on personal computers for campus use.
Mathematica can also be installed on:
Faculty and staff personally owned machines
- Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.
Students can buy discounted licenses through Wolfram’s Web Store, but if you’re teaching with Mathematica, or a significant quantity of students will be purchasing licenses, please contact Adam Hott at Wolfram Research for better discounts.
Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Adam Hott at Wolfram Research know.
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 MathematicaFollow 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.
- What’s New in Mathematica 9Provides examples to help you get started with new functionality in Mathematica 9, including the predictive interface.
- 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.
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 Mathematica, SystemModeler, and other Wolfram technologies.
Research with Mathematica
Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematica integrates 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 in Education—Video tutorialLearn how to create programs and take advantage of multi-core machines or a dedicated cluster.
- Field-Specific ApplicationsLearn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.