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A Student's First Course in Mathematica

This course provides a self-paced training experience with all of the basic features of Mathematica that students commonly use. The course is delivered as a set of downloadable videos with accompanying course materials. Course topics are presented with alternating sessions of lectures and exercises.

Level: Beginner

The course requires no previous experience with Mathematica.

On Demand
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  • Introduction
    Step-by-step instruction on performing basic operations, building up computations, and navigating the user interface, as well as a description of how to navigate and take full advantage of the documentation system
  • Visualization and Graphics
    Two- and three-dimensional plotting, plotting data, using options, and creating dynamic and interactive graphics
  • Math and Science
    Introduction to computation, including polynomial operations, solving equations, functions from calculus, and simplification
  • Programming
    Introduction to the Mathematica programming language, with emphasis on familiar programming tasks involving procedural, functional, and rule-based styles of programming
  • Working with Data
    Importing and exporting data and external files and instruction on working with Mathematica's built-in computable data sources