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Using Mathematica at UT Tyler

Mathematica is the world's most 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 – and a whole new way of interacting with the world of data.

UT Tyler students may download and use Wolfram Mathematica for free.

Additionally, Mathematica is currently installed on student-accessible computers in the following locations:

  • The Mathematics Learning Center (MLC), RBN 4021
  • RBN 4019
  • RBN 4027
  • The student-athlete lab
  • The Campus Computing Center, BUS 101

Mathematica can also be installed on:

  • Faculty/staff university-owned computers via IT Support. You may request an activation code after installation from UT Tyler's Site License.
  • Faculty/staff personally-owned machines via a home-use license from Wolfram.

If you're interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere, contact IT or Aaron Pollack.

 

What are the best steps to start using Mathematica?

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

For students:

  1. Watch the Hands-On Start to Mathematica tutorial screencast.
  2. Explore the Mathematica Resources page for topics relevant to your interests.
  3. Launch Mathematica, open the Classroom Assistant and perform your first few computations.
  4. You're now ready for the projects that faculty will assign.

For teaching faculty:

  1. Check out the Quick Tour of Mathematica for Education.
  2. Explore the Mathematica Resources page 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.

For research faculty:

  1. Check out the Quick Tour of Mathematica for Education.
  2. Take other seminars relevant to your work.
  3. Explore the Mathematica Resources page for topics relevant to your interests.
  4. Go to the Demonstrations Project site to see what's possible.
  5. Go to the Library Archive for additional resources.
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