I've been using Mathematica since I started graduate school in 1989 and I still use it extensively in teaching and research. I have been a columnist for Mathematica in Education and Research, have written a chapter to appear in Stan Wagon's forthcoming Mathematica in action, and my work has appeared on the cover of The Mathematica Journal. I'm happy to consult with students and faculty here at UNCA, as well as other mathematicians or just about anyone who wants to use Mathematica in their work. Here are a few of the resources I've created over the users.
Getting a copy of Mathematica is outrageously simple for UNCA students and faculty. Simply follow the link:
You should create an account using your UNCA email address; you can then download your own copy and use it right away. You'll need to go through the simple activation process, if you want to use it for more than two weeks.
Tutorials and packages
Most of this stuff is fairly well developed and organized.
- Getting started with Mathematica:
This brief tutorial expands on the "First five minutes with Mathematica" palette that comes with V6 but it's a reasonable intro to V7 as well. It also contains some installation instructions specific to UNCA's site license for versions 6 and 7.
My Introduction to Mathematica class
I have taught a one credit hour class on Mathematica. This webpage contains pointers to all of the labs and should be reasonably good for self study.
- Fractal geometry
- Complex dynamics
Here are some other resources strewn about my website.
- Meandering reflections
My blog on mathematics, Mathematica, and related topics.
- My old class webpages
My webpages for my past classes in caculus, ordinary and partial differential equations, numerical linear algebra, and numerical analysis include pointers to many Mathematica notebooks illustrating the material.
- My scholarship page
Many of the papers on my scholarship papers have some Mathematica component and several have a computational supplement. Of course, the columns for Mathematica in Education and Research are all heavily based in Mathematica.
- Wolfram's screencasts
Wolfram Demonstrations site
Play with interactive demos on myriad topics and view the code that generates them. Here are my demonstrations.
Mathgroup via Google Groups
The premier discussion group on Mathematica related issues.
- Verbia, including Ted Ersek's tricks
- Leonid Shifrin's Free book on Mathematica programming
- Jeff Bryant's graphics