# Mathematica Tutorial

*Bill Titus, Carleton College
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northfield, MN 55057-4025 March 1, 2003*

These nine, self-paced tutorials that will expose you to various Mathematica tools and skills. *Note: You must have Mathematica installed on your computer to open these files.* During these tutorials, you'll:

- Learn a subset of Mathematica by example
- Get a feeling for the structure of Mathematica and some of its potential
- Learn how to find out information about Mathematica and its various commands
- Develop the ability and confidence to pick Mathematica up again, even if some time has gone by (but not too much time)
- Have a sense of the power and scope of Mathematica and whether you want to invest the time and effort in learning this software package.

Here are the 9 tutorials as well as the introductory material from the workshop for which these were created.

- Introductory Notebook ( 35kB Nov20 11)
- Notebook 1 Mathematica as an Expensive Calculator ( 63kB Nov20 11)
- Notebook 2 Enhancing a Mathematica Notebook ( 17kB Nov20 11)
- Notebook 3 Symbols and Functions ( 55kB Nov20 11)
- Notebook 4 2D Graphics for Continuous Functions ( 73kB Nov20 11)
- Notebook 5 Working with Data: Creating, Formatting, Plotting, and Fitting ( 53kB Nov20 11)
- Notebook 6 Parametric Plot, Modular Programming, and Symbolic Equation Solving ( 52kB Nov20 11)
- Notebook 7 3D Graphics: Surface, Contour, and Density Plots ( 59kB Nov20 11)
- Notebook 8 Vectors, Tensors, and Transformations ( 38kB Nov20 11)
- Notebook 9 Symbolic and Numerical Solutions to Differential Equations and their Finite Difference Counterparts ( 64kB Jun26 03)