# Wolfram Mathematica

Creighton University has site licenses for *Mathematica* and *LabVIEW*, which are maintained by the Department of Physics. Use the following links to learn more.

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*Mathematica*

Creighton University maintains an unlimited site license for both Mathematica (Desktop) and Mathematica Online. All Faculty, Staff and Students can have access.

### Get Mathematica

To access Mathematica Online you first need to create a Wolfram account at this link. After you have created your account you can log in at this link.

Once you have a Wolfram account, Creighton University Students, Faculty, and Staff can request access by filling out this form.

Please contact Dr. Mike Nichols for any questions regarding access to Mathematica at Creighton.

*Mathematica* Tutorials

The first two 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*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.**What's New in***Mathematica*1**3**Provides examples to help you get started with new functionality in

*Mathematica***How To Topics**Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.

**Learning Center**Search Wolfram's large collection of materials for example calculations or tutorials in your field of interest.

### 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 courseLearn 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.

**Wolfram Training Education Courses**Access on-demand and live courses on

*Mathematica*,*SystemModeler*, and other Wolfram technologies.

### 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

*Mathematica*for University Research—Free video courseExplore

*Mathematica*'s high-level and multi-paradigm programming language, support for parallel computing and GPU architectures, built-in functionality for specialized application areas, and multiple publishing and deployment options for sharing your work.**Utilizing HPC and Grid Computing in Education—Video tutorial**Learn how to create programs and take advantage of multi-core machines or a dedicated cluster.

**Field-Specific Applications**Learn what areas of

*Mathematica*are useful for specific fields.

*LabVIEW* is currently installed in the following locations:

## Teaching Laboratories

- LabVIEW is available on General Physics, Modern Lab, Optics Lab, Electronics Lab, and Advanced Lab Computers.

## Research Laboratories

- LabVIEW is also at use in many of the research laboratories. Contact site administrator, Mike Nichols for license availability and access.

*LabVIEW* Tutorials

Here are a few links to get you started with the LabVIEW programming environment.

In addition, an excellent text used in some upper division lab courses is *Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers 2nd Edition* by John Essick, Oxford University Press (ISBN 978-0199925155).

# 3D CAD Software

Solidworks and Autodesk Inventor are installed on the SPS Clubroom computers. Another great choice for makers is Tinkercad, which runs in any web browser or Fusion 360. Build something and have it 3D printed at the Reinert Alumni Library!

# Printer Circuit Board (PCB) CAD

The SPS Clubroom computers also have Eagle for PCB schematic design and layout. Check out these tutorials from Tangent to get started, and then get it printed cheaply and quickly with OSH Park!