Physics Seminar: An Oveview of Mathematica for Education and Research by Sarah Wingfield
Wright State University
Physics Department Seminar
Friday, September 27, 2013
3:00pm in 204 Fawcett Hall
An Overview of Mathematica for Education and Research
Academic Relationship Executive
Wolfram Research, Inc.
This talk illustrates capabilities in Mathematica V9 that are directly applicable for use in teaching and research on campus. Topics of this technical talk include:
• Editing text, generating quizzes, and making presentations
• Using free-form input to enter calculations in everyday English
• Accessing ready-to-use teaching models in math, physics, chemistry, biology, economics, engineering, music and other subjects
• Utilizing visualization tools and annotated graphics
• Experiencing Mathematica’s integrated data sources for chemicals, particles, cities and countries, financial instruments, astronomical objects, etc.
• Applying and integrating data sources across disciplines and school departments
• Using Mathematica’s built-in documentation
• Exploring the numerous resources available to teachers and researchers
• Demonstrations of image processing and parallelization features
• Using Wolfram Predictive Interface
• Illustration of EnterpriseCDF Deployment
• Demonstration of System-wide support for Units
• And more...
If you haven’t seen Mathematica lately, you will be surprised to see how suitable Mathematica is for projects and course examples in any STEM, business and economics, or liberal arts field. Attendees with no prior experience report that this talk helps with getting started using Mathematica language and workflow. With improvements like the new predictive interface and free-form input and expanded area like finance, statistics, engineering, software development, and image processing, even the most advanced users report learning quite a bit from this technical talk. All attendees will receive an electronic copy of the examples, which can be adapted to individual projects.
Current users will benefit from seeing the many improvements and new features of Mathematica V9, but prior knowledge of Mathematica is not required.