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== What is Mathematica?  ==
 
  
[[Image:Mathematica-spikey.png|left|100x100px]]  [http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/ Mathematica] is a powerful global computing environment. Ideal for use in engineering, mathematics, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, and a wide range of other fields, it makes possible a new level of automation in algorithmic computation, interactive manipulation, and dynamic presentation--as well as a whole new way of interacting with the world of data. 
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== What is Mathematica? ==
  
== Getting Mathematica... ==
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[[File:Mathematica-spikey.png|left|100x100px|Mathematica-spikey.png]]  [http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/ Mathematica] is a powerful global computing environment. Ideal for use in engineering, mathematics, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, and a wide range of other fields, it makes possible a new level of automation in algorithmic computation, interactive manipulation, and dynamic presentation--as well as a whole new way of interacting with the world of data. 
  
Mathematica is currently installed on all public Windows (PC) labs (see [http://go.middlebury.edu/software Software Available on Public Computers]).<br>
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== Getting Mathematica... ==
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Mathematica is currently installed on all public Windows (PC) labs (see [http://go.middlebury.edu/software Software Available on Public Computers]).
  
 
Mathematica also can be installed on:
 
Mathematica also can be installed on:
  
*Faculty/staff school-owned machines: Installers are available [https://user.wolfram.com/portal/requestAK/88b5bfe6666b6f99fa1c1cfbcf64d11b63830171 here].
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*Faculty/staff school-owned machines: Installers are available [https://user.wolfram.com/portal/requestAK/88b5bfe6666b6f99fa1c1cfbcf64d11b63830171 here].  
*Faculty/staff personally-owned machines: Installers are available [http://www.wolfram.com/siteinfo/homeuse/?parent_license=L2714-3550&request_type=NEW_HU_LICENSE here].
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*Faculty/staff personally-owned machines: Installers are available [http://www.wolfram.com/siteinfo/homeuse/?parent_license=L2714-3550&request_type=NEW_HU_LICENSE here].  
*Students' personally-owned machines: Students can install a local license on a laptop or desktop machine using [https://user.wolfram.com/portal/requestAK/87af5b8d1ab2efdc02a5e53520af00ff152f63e6 this link].
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*Students' personally-owned machines: Students can install a local license on a laptop or desktop machine using [https://user.wolfram.com/portal/requestAK/87af5b8d1ab2efdc02a5e53520af00ff152f63e6 this link].  
#Click link above, choose "Continue without signing in"
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#Use organization email (@middlebury.edu) and request Activation Key
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#Click link above, choose "Create Account"  
#Check email for link to download installer
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#Use organization email (@middlebury.edu) and request Activation Key  
#Create WolframID and download installer
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#Check email for link to download installer  
#Run installer and enter Activation Key
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#Create WolframID and download installer  
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#Run installer and enter Activation Key  
  
<br>Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let the [mailto:helpdesk@middlebury.edu HelpDesk] know.
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<br/> Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let the [mailto:helpdesk@middlebury.edu HelpDesk] know.
  
== What is Mathematica used for in a university setting? ==
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== What is Mathematica used for in a university setting? ==
  
 
Mathematica has a tremendous amount of uses, including...
 
Mathematica has a tremendous amount of uses, including...
  
*lecture presentations, writing journal articles, and student lab reports
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*lecture presentations, writing journal articles, and student lab reports  
*individual student projects
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*individual student projects  
  
*research and writing<br>
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*research and writing  
  
 
See Wolfram's [http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/ Screencast and Video Gallery] for "Portraits of Success," "Feature Spotlights," and "Neat Examples."
 
See Wolfram's [http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/ Screencast and Video Gallery] for "Portraits of Success," "Feature Spotlights," and "Neat Examples."
  
== What are the best steps to start using Mathematica? ==
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== What are the best steps to start using Mathematica? ==
  
 
If you are brand-new to Mathematica, below are some suggestions on the best ways to get started.
 
If you are brand-new to Mathematica, below are some suggestions on the best ways to get started.
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Students
 
Students
  
#Watch the "[http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/screencasts/handsonstart/ Hands-On Start to Mathematica]" tutorial screencast.
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#Watch the "[http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/screencasts/handsonstart/ Hands-On Start to Mathematica]" tutorial screencast.  
#Review the [http://subsplus.middlebury.edu/subsplus/subjects/docs/Thesis%20Paper%20Tutorial%20Middlebury_7-7-10.nb Mathematica Thesis Paper Tutorial] (opens in Mathematica).
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#Review the [http://subsplus.middlebury.edu/subsplus/subjects/docs/Thesis%20Paper%20Tutorial%20Middlebury_7-7-10.nb Mathematica Thesis Paper Tutorial] (opens in Mathematica).  
#Explore the [http://www.wolfram.com/learningcenter/ Learning Center] for topics relevant to your interests.
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#Explore the [http://www.wolfram.com/learningcenter/ Learning Center] for topics relevant to your interests.  
#Launch Mathematica, open the Classroom Assistant, and perform your first few computations.
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#Launch Mathematica, open the Classroom Assistant, and perform your first few computations.  
#You're now ready for the projects that faculty will assign.
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#You're now ready for the projects that faculty will assign.  
  
<br>Faculty
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<br/> Faculty
  
#Sign up for the "[http://www.wolfram.com/services/education/seminars/s01.html Overview of Mathematica for Education]" seminar.
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#Sign up for the "[http://www.wolfram.com/services/education/seminars/s01.html Overview of Mathematica for Education]" seminar.  
#Explore the [http://www.wolfram.com/learningcenter/ Learning Center] for topics relevant to your interests.
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#Explore the [http://www.wolfram.com/learningcenter/ Learning Center] for topics relevant to your interests.  
#Find some prebuilt examples and courseware from the [http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ Demonstrations Project], [http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ MathWorld], and the [http://library.wolfram.com/ Library Archive].
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#Find some prebuilt examples and courseware from the [http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ Demonstrations Project], [http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ MathWorld], and the [http://library.wolfram.com/ Library Archive].  
#Assign the above steps in the student section to your classes as homework.
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#Assign the above steps in the student section to your classes as homework.  
#Sign up for the Faculty Program.
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#Sign up for the Faculty Program.  
#Take [http://www.wolfram.com/services/education/seminars/ other seminars] relevant to your work.<br>
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#Take [http://www.wolfram.com/services/education/seminars/ other seminars] relevant to your work.  
  
 
[[Category:Guides]] [[Category:Educational Technology]] [[Category:Curricular Technology]]
 
[[Category:Guides]] [[Category:Educational Technology]] [[Category:Curricular Technology]]
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[[Category:Public Search]]

Latest revision as of 10:47, 8 August 2019

What is Mathematica?

Mathematica-spikey.png

 Mathematica is a powerful global computing environment. Ideal for use in engineering, mathematics, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, and a wide range of other fields, it makes possible a new level of automation in algorithmic computation, interactive manipulation, and dynamic presentation--as well as a whole new way of interacting with the world of data. 

 

Getting Mathematica...

Mathematica is currently installed on all public Windows (PC) labs (see Software Available on Public Computers).

Mathematica also can be installed on:

  • Faculty/staff school-owned machines: Installers are available here.
  • Faculty/staff personally-owned machines: Installers are available here.
  • Students' personally-owned machines: Students can install a local license on a laptop or desktop machine using this link.
  1. Click link above, choose "Create Account"
  2. Use organization email (@middlebury.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


Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let the HelpDesk know.

What is Mathematica used for in a university setting?

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

  • lecture presentations, writing journal articles, and student lab reports
  • individual student projects
  • research and writing

See Wolfram's Screencast and Video Gallery for "Portraits of Success," "Feature Spotlights," and "Neat Examples."

What are the best steps to start using Mathematica?

If you are brand-new to Mathematica, below are some suggestions on the best ways to get started.

Students

  1. Watch the "Hands-On Start to Mathematica" tutorial screencast.
  2. Review the Mathematica Thesis Paper Tutorial (opens in Mathematica).
  3. Explore the Learning Center for topics relevant to your interests.
  4. Launch Mathematica, open the Classroom Assistant, and perform your first few computations.
  5. You're now ready for the projects that faculty will assign.


Faculty

  1. Sign up for the "Overview of Mathematica for Education" seminar.
  2. Explore the Learning Center for topics relevant to your interests.
  3. Find some prebuilt examples and courseware from the Demonstrations Project, MathWorld, and the Library Archive.
  4. Assign the above steps in the student section to your classes as homework.
  5. Sign up for the Faculty Program.
  6. Take other seminars relevant to your work.
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