How to Get Mathematica
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Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

## Computer labs

• All labs in this LOCATION

## Computer clusters

• All machines in this LOCATION

Mathematica can also be installed on:

• ## Students' personally owned machines

Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Troy Schaudt at Wolfram Research know.

# First Steps for New Users

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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.

# For Teaching[Top]

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:

## Mathematical sciences

Applied mathematics
Operations research
Pure mathematics
Statistics

## Physical sciences

Chemistry
Earth science
Experimental physics
Materials science
Theoretical physics

Financial analysis
Actuarial sciences
Management science

## Life sciences

Biology
Biochemistry
Psychology
Environmental sciences
Medical research

## Engineering

Aerospace engineering
Electrical engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil engineering
Communications engineering
Mechanical engineering
Nuclear engineering

## Computer sciences

Computer engineering
Software development
Graphics

# For Research[Top]

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.

# For Students[Top]

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.