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Re: Mathematica and Education

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  • From: Katerina Kaouri <katerina.kaouri at>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 05:14:58 -0500 (EST)
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yes, Mathematica is great for what you describe but presumably you can 
only use pen+paper for your exams?

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

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