# Mathematica

## How to get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

## Computer labs

• All student labs and general access labs

Mathematica can also be installed on:

• ## Faculty/staff school-owned machines

FREE—Request Mathematica at the IT Help Desk.

## First Steps for New Users

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

## Get a quick overview of Mathematica

First Ten Minutes with Mathematica 8: This screencast provides an overview of the important features that you'll want to explore during your first ten minutes with Mathematica.

## Watch a tutorial screencast

Hands-on Start to Mathematica: Follow along in Mathematica as you watch this multi-part screencast that teaches you the basics—how to create your first notebook, calculations, visualizations, interactive examples, and more.

## Explore the Learning Center

Learning Center: Browse through this extensive collection of Mathematica tutorials, examples, and other resources to learn more about using Mathematica.

## For Teaching

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.

Mathematica is commonly used in the following types of departments:

## Mathematical sciences

• Applied mathematics
• Operations research
• Pure mathematics
• Statistics

## Physical sciences

• Chemistry
• Earth science
• Experimental physics
• Materials science
• Theoretical physics

• Financial analysis
• Actuarial sciences
• Management science

## Life sciences

• Biology
• Biochemistry
• Psychology
• Environmental sciences
• Medical research

## Engineering

• Aerospace engineering
• Electrical engineering
• Chemical engineering
• Civil engineering
• Communications engineering
• Mechanical engineering
• Nuclear engineering

## Computer sciences

• Computer engineering
• Software development
• Graphics

## For Research

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.

## For Students

Mathematica for Students has all the functionality and versatility of Mathematica, making it the perfect software to give you the edge in your educational and professional pursuits.