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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 to request Mathematica.
2)  Register (when asked) using your email.
3)  Click "Get Mathematica|Desktop" or "Get Mathematica Online."
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.

Collection of tutorials to branch out and explore more specific applications and areas of Mathematica.

Also Available: 

  • Mathematica Online ( - web based version of Mathematica. Nothing to install!
  • WolframAlpha Pro ( - Online computation answer engine that takes plain English input.

Teaching with Mathematica

Research with Mathematica

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