Mathematica at Ohlone for the Mathematics Department

<cite>Mathematica</cite> at Ohlone College.

How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

  • Computer labs -
    Math Learning Center (Room HH-210, Hyman Hall, second floor, Fremont campus). Mathematica is also installed on many departmental machines throughout campus.
  • Computer clusters -
    Ohlone College's Mathematica license can be used for grid computing. If you are interested in using Mathematica for parallel computing on a dedicated cluster, or in a distributed grid environment, please contact Paul Fish at Wolfram Research.

Mathematica can also be installed on:

  • Campus machines -
    Contact site administrator Daman Grewal (Ohlone College IT Department) at dgrewal@ohlone.edu for license availability and access.

  • Faculty and staff personally owned machines -
    Fill out the Site Home-Use Mathematica License Request Form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.

  • Student personally owned machines -
    Students 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 Paul Fish at Wolfram Research (paulf@wolfram.com) for better discounts.

Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Paul Fish at Wolfram Research (paulf@wolfram.com) know.

Mathematica Tutorials

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

  • 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.

  • What's New in Mathematica 9 -
    Provides examples to help you get started with new functionality in Mathematica 9, including the predictive interface.

  • How To Topics -
    Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.

  • Learning Center -
    Search Wolfram's large collection of materials for example calculations or tutorials in your field of interest.

Teaching with 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.

Resources for Educators

  • Mathematica for Teaching and Education—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.

  • How To Create a Lecture Slideshow—Video tutorial -
    Learn how to create a slideshow for class that shows a mixture of 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 Training Education Courses -
    Access on-demand and live courses on Mathematica, SystemModeler, and other Wolfram technologies.

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

  • Mathematica for University Research—Free video course -
    Explore Mathematica's high-level and multi-paradigm programming language, support for parallel computing and GPU architectures, built-in functionality for specialized application areas, and multiple publishing and deployment options for sharing your work.

  • Utilizing HPC and Grid Computing in Education—Video tutorial -
    Learn how to create programs and take advantage of multi-core machines or a dedicated cluster.

  • Field-Specific Applications -
    Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.