Computational Research and Studies with Mathematica: Create an Animation, Simulate a Research Model, or Solve a Problem-Set Problem in 60 Seconds, and Other Mathematica Tips and Tricks

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Virtual Event

Mathematica and its underlying language, the Wolfram Language, is useful to very quickly create calculations and visualizations to support any type of course involving computation (not just Mathematics). Students will learn how to perform calculations with standard Wolfram Language syntax or with Wolfram|Alpha style (i.e., using natural language processing to replace rigid syntax), create animations or interactive GUIs, efficiently learn and use the Wolfram Language, and share ideas or projects over the web with anyone which include live computations. Several additional examples will be shown involving data analysis, writing efficient code, and other newer aspects of Mathematica. Students will receive a copy of the examples in Wolfram Notebook format to use as a guide, and no prior experience with Mathematica is required.

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Activity Leaders:
W Craig Carter, Professor of Materials Science
Kelvin Mischo, Coauthor of Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica, 3rd Edition

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School of Engineering (SoE)


Computational Thinking, Knowledge-Based Computation, Computational-Assisted Research and Study, Mathematica, Wolfram Language, Interactive Widgets for Presentations

Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE)


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