Mathematica for Students Instructions
Mathematica is a software package which is ideal 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. Mathematica is used in virtually all of the world's top research universities and liberal arts colleges, and is commonly used in the following types of departments --- Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Business and Finance, Life Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science
How to Get Mathematica
1) Visit https://www.wolfram.com/siteinfo/ to request your download for Mathematica
2) Register (when asked) using your umb.edu email.
3) Click "Get Mathematica|Desktop"
4) During the download process, when prompted, click "Activate through your organization's SSO"
5) Follow on-screen prompts to authenticate.
Tutorials to Learn Mathematica
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 to students as homework for more in-depth overview
Collection of tutorials 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
- Full Collection of How To Tutorials - Ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information
Research with Mathematica