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Re: Mathematica and Education
yes, Mathematica is great for what you describe but presumably you can only use pen+paper for your exams? Katerina. fizzy wrote: >Recently, there were several discussions regarding the use of >Mathematica in the classroom, etc... I just took a course in Advanced >Electromagnetic Engineering and I'm happy to say that I did not perform >a single pencil and paper operation. I did all the homework and exams >using Mathematica. Also, in hindsight, without Mathematica I would >never take the course nor can I conceive of how I could without it >although I realize there was a time where people did work without >Mathematica. The amount of homework was horrendous and how you could >do it with pencil and paper operations is beyond me. In fact, I've >gotten so used to Mathematica that if I were told I can no longer use >it in my work, etc. , I would give Science up. That is how attached >I've become to Mathematica and how much more enjoyment I've gotten out >of Science problems using it. > >Also, when I have to use other languages I feel like a Programmer and I >dont relish that at all. With Mathematica I actually feel that I'm >doing some thinking and analyzing instead of just writing lines of code. > > >Jerry Blimbaum > > > > This message has been checked for viruses but the contents of an attachment may still contain software viruses, which could damage your computer system: you are advised to perform your own checks. Email communications with the University of Nottingham may be monitored as permitted by UK legislation.