Wolfram Mathematica

Mathematica is a software package that is ideal for communicating scientific ideas, whether visualization of a concept in an introductory level course or creating a simulation of a new idea related to research. Mathematica is commonly used in mathematical sciencesphysical sciencesbusiness and financelife sciencesengineering, and computer science.

Mathematica is currently installed in All ITS computer labs. Pace students, faculty, and staff can also download the software on their own computers by following the steps below.

Additional Resources:

Request Mathematica

To request Mathematica Desktop, Mathematica Online, and Wolfram|Alpha Pro, follow the directions below.

Students

  1. Create an account (New users only):
    1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click Create Account
    2. Fill out form using a @pace.edu email, and click Create Wolfram ID
    3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
  2. Request access to the product:

    Mathematica DesktopMathematica Online
    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
    1. Fill out this form to request access
    2. Go to Mathematica Online and sign in to access Mathematica Online
    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

Faculty

  1. Create an account (New users only):
    1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click Create Account
    2. Fill out form using a @pace.edu email, and click Create Wolfram ID
    3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
  2. Request access to the product:

    Mathematica DesktopMathematica Online
    For school-owned machines:
    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
    For a personally owned machine:
    1. Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.
    1. Fill out this form to request access
    2. Go to Mathematica Online and sign in to access Mathematica Online
    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 access to the product:

     

Tutorials

Mathematica

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

    • What's New in Mathematica 12

      Provides a list of new functionality in Mathematica 11, and links to documentation and examples for these new features—including 3D printing, audio processing, machine learning and neural networks, and text and language processing.

    • How To Topics

      Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.

    • Mathematica Resources

      Browse Wolfram's large collection of learning materials and support resources.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  • Tour of Wolfram|Alpha

    New 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 Wolfram Technology

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.

    • Teaching and Learning with Mathematica—Free video course

      Learn 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.

    • Preparing and Giving Presentations

      Learn how to create a slideshow presentation that combines graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.

    • Wolfram Demonstrations Project

      Download pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.

    • Wolfram U Courses on Classroom Resources & Instruction

      Access on-demand and live courses on using Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha, and other Wolfram technologies in your classroom.

    • Introduction to Calculus—Free video course

      Earn a certification while learning Mathematica for Calculus courses.  This free interactive course walks students through basic and intermediate Mathematica concepts in a Calculus-focused setting.  Upon completion, students will earn certification for the course.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

    • Wolfram|Alpha in Your Classroom—Free virtual workshop for educators

      This workshop showed off many exciting new Wolfram|Alpha features for students and teachers. Learn how to use Wolfram|Alpha to inspire authentic learning in your classroom with access to real-world data.

    • Calculus Webinar for Educators—Free video webinar

      Explore functions and their derivatives, integrals and limits using the Wolfram Language. This session shows practice problems with the Wolfram Problem Generator and lesson plans and tips on using Wolfram|Alpha in your calculus classroom.

    • Physics Webinar for Educators—Free video webinar

      Learn about using Wolfram|Alpha for your physics class computations to complement your existing curricula. Interesting blog posts and online resources are shared that help foster curiosity in areas such as mechanics, particle physics, optics and others.

    • Economics Webinar for Educators—Free video webinar

      Access a wide range of socioeconomic and demographic data, currency computations, financial indicators and country data using natural language input. Create stunning visualizations and examine financial equations such as mortgage and annuity through rigorous algorithms.


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

      • Wolfram Language Training Courses—Free video courses

        Explore what's possible with the Wolfram Language, including programming fundamentals and concepts, built-in functions, symbolic expressions, and tips for better, faster coding.

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