How to Get Mathematica
Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:
- For a list of where Mathematica is currently installed, please contact Larry Wingard.
- For information on using Mathematica with grid computing, please contact Andy Dorsett.
Mathematica can also be installed on:
Faculty/staff school-owned machines
FREE—Request Mathematica by contacting Larry Wingard.
Faculty/staff personally owned machines
FREE—Request Mathematica through this link. Our site license number is L3271-1289.
Students' personally owned machinesStudents can buy discounted licenses through Wolfram's Web Store, but if you're teaching with Mathematica, or a significant quantity of students will be purchasing licenses, please contact Andy Dorsett for better discounts.
Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Andy Dorsett know.
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.
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:
- Applied mathematics
- Operations research
- Pure mathematics
- Earth science
- Experimental physics
- Materials science
- Theoretical physics
- Financial analysis
- Actuarial sciences
- Management science
- Environmental sciences
- Medical research
- Aerospace engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Civil engineering
- Communications engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Nuclear engineering
- Computer engineering
- Software development
Resources for educators
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
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.
- Mathematica can help you master concepts, so you'll do better in school (and after graduation).
- You can use Mathematica for a variety of courses, homework assignments, and projects without needing to buy specialized software for each task.
- Mathematica requires little time investment to learn, so you can start using it immediately.
- Using Mathematica means you'll be learning a software that is used by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, research labs, and universities worldwide.
Resources for Students