Mathematic Software Resources at AU

How to Get Mathematica

Faculty/Staff/Student Computers

Mathematica is now available for download/install with AU login:

Computer Labs

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

  • DMTI Physics Lab
  • Kreeger (Economics Lab)
  • Library labs
  • Various other labs and workstations on campus

Mathematica Tutorials

The first three 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 (videos)

    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.

  • Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica and Programming with the Wolfram Language (book)

    Learn Mathematica at your own pace from authors with 50+ years of combined Mathematica experience-with hands-on examples, end-of-chapter exercises, and authors' tips that introduce you to the breadth of Mathematica with a focus on ease of use.

  • Mathematica & Wolfram Language Fast Introduction for Math Students (online book)

    Use this tutorial to learn about solving math problems in the Wolfram Language-from basic arithmetic to integral calculus and beyond.

  • What's New in Mathematica 11

    Provides a list of new functionality in Mathematica 11, and links to documentation and examples for these new features-including 3D printing, audio processing, machine learning and neural networks, and text and language processing.

  • How To Topics

    Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.

  • Mathematica Resources

    Browse Wolfram's large collection of learning materials and support resources.

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.


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