Centralia College will host a free Mathematica seminar at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in room 121 of the Walton Science Center. The seminar is open to everyone, but will be of particular benefit for engineering and math students and college employees.
Mathematica is a technical computing program used by scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer programmers. It is available for free to Centralia College students and faculty and staff members. It is used widely in research and education.
“The software is primarily used in mathematics and engineering, but Wolfram (the creator of Mathematica) also has a large investment into the sciences, such as chemistry, biology, etc.,” explained David Peterson, Centralia College electronics and mechatronics professor. “I have also seen it used to create complex math-based art projects with 3-dimensional equations.”
The seminar Oct. 28 will go into the uses of Mathematica and provide training on using the software.