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Mathematica 8 Training Program

2011-9-14 (Wed) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A Mathematica 8 training program for beginners will be held on Wednesday, September14.

To make application, please send an email entitled "Application form for the Mathematica 8 Training Program." Include (1) your name, (2) the name of the organization you belong to, (3) your email address, and (4) your extension number to

Application deadline: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Please note:

  • Participants will need to know their Osaka University personal ID and password for log-in.
  • Students are welcome. Students using Mathematica 8 in their research are also encouraged to participate in this program.

Mathematica 8 Training Program 

Contents of training

Introductory Training Program for Mathematica 8 (about 1 hour)

"Introduction to new functions in Mathematica 8," NAKAMURA Fusashi, Wolfram Research Asia Ltd.

Mathematica 8 Tutorial Class for beginners (about 3 hours)

Lecturer: KATSU Akijiro, Technology Department, Hulinks Inc., Wolfram Educational Group, Official Mathematica Trainer

1. Entry of commands (grammar)

  • The initial word of a command starts with a capital letter.
  • How to use [], {}, and ()
  • Definition of =, := , ==
  • Help and ? , Using documents from menu.

2. Function definition and inner functions

  •  Arbitrary function definition and inner functions or usage of built-in functions.

3. Numerical approximation and round figures

  •  Distinguishing notation systems in computer processing.

4. Table functions and matrix calculation

  •  Expressing matrices and numerical sequences by table functions to perform matrix calculation.

5. Differentials & Integrals

  •  Achieving a Taylor expansion using differentials and integrals. 

6. Solutions to equations, solutions to differential equations

  • Solutions to quadratic and cubic equations, solutions to general equations, solutions to differential equations and drawing.

7. 2D graphics & 3D graphics

  • Drawing and options of 2D graphics
  • Expressions by drawing and options of 3D graphics

8. Creating graphs using sample data (fitting)

  • Create sample data by Table commands, plot the data, and derive an approximated curve.
  • Convert data to a text file format and read it, the location of the data file.

7. Animations

  • Creating animations by reading modules and using new commands.

8. Simple programming, showing calculated data

  • Defining special functions using function definition.
Date: 2011-9-14 (Wed) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Information Media Education and Research Department, Cybermedia Center
Venue: Room #2, Research and Education Building, Toyonaka Campus, Cybermedia Center, Osaka University
Registration: Registration by email is necessary.
Contact: Information Media Education and Research Department, Cybermedia Center

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