Wolfram Technology at College of Alameda

Get access to Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Mahtematica is available to students and faculty at College of Alameda free of charge through our site license. To request Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro, follow the directions below.

  • Students

    1. Create an account, if you do not already have one. If you have an existing Wolfram account, skip to below.
      1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click “Create Account.”
      2. Fill out form using your student email address. The default format for your student email address is [student ID]@cc.peralta.edu. Click “Create Wolfram ID.”
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID. Access to Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro will be given only through a Wolfram account with a validated @cc.peralta.edu address.
    2. If you have a Wolfram account, follow these steps. If you have created a new account in above step, skip to below.
      1. Go to user.wolfram.com and log in using your current Wolfram ID.
      2. Click on “My Profile” and add your student email address under “Additional Email Addresses.”
      3. Check your student email and click on the link in the email to validate your email address.
      4. Go back to “My Profile” on user.wolfram.com and choose the @cc.peralta.edu email address and click “Set as Wolfram ID.”
    3. Request access to the product:
      Mathematica Wolfram|Alpha Pro
      For a personally owned machine:

      1. Fill out this form to request an Activation Key
      2. Click the “Product Summary page” link to access your license
      3. Click “Get Downloads” and select “Download” next to your platform
      4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt
      1. Fill out this form to request access
      2. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click “Sign in” to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro
  • Faculty

    1. Create an account, if you do not already have one. If you have an existing Wolfram account, skip to below.
      1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click “Create Account.”
      2. Fill out form using your Peralta email address. Click “Create Wolfram ID.”
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID. Access to Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro will be given only through a Wolfram account with a validated @peralta.edu address.
    2. If you have a Wolfram account, follow these steps. If you have created a new account in above step, skip to below.
      1. Go to user.wolfram.com and log in using your current Wolfram ID.
      2. Click on “My Profile” and add Peralta email address under “Additional Email Addresses.”
      3. Check your Peralta email and click on the link in the email to validate your email address.
      4. Go back to “My Profile” on user.wolfram.com and choose the @peralta.edu email address and click “Set as Wolfram ID.”
    3. Request access to the product:
      Mathematica Wolfram|Alpha Pro
      For school-owned machines:

      1. Fill out this form to request an Activation Key
      2. Click the “Product Summary page” link to access your license
      3. Click “Get Downloads” and select “Download” next to your platform
      4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt

      For a personally owned machine:

      1. Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.
      1. Fill out this form to request access
      2. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click “Sign in” to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Are you interested in installing Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Paul Fish at Wolfram Research know.


Tutorials

Mathematica

The first three tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.

  • Hands-on Start to Mathematica (video)
    Follow along in Mathematica as you watch this multi-part screencast that teaches you the basics—how to create your first notebook, calculations, visualizations, interactive examples, and more.
  • What’s New in Mathematica 11
    Provides a list of new functionality in Mathematica 11, and links to documentation and examples for these new features—including 3D printing, audio processing, machine learning and neural networks, and text and language processing.
  • How To Topics
    Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  • Tour of Wolfram|Alpha
    New to Wolfram|Alpha? Take a tour to learn what you can do with Wolfram|Alpha, and explore additional features you get with Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Teaching with Mathematica

Mathematica offers an interactive classroom experience that helps students explore and grasp concepts, plus gives faculty the tools they need to easily create supporting course materials, assignments, and presentations.

Resources for educators

  • Mathematica for Teaching and Education—Free video course
    Learn how to make your classroom dynamic with interactive models, explore computation and visualization capabilities in Mathematica that make it useful for teaching practically any subject at any level, and get best-practice suggestions for course integration.
  • How To Create a Lecture Slideshow—Video tutorial
    Learn how to create a slideshow for class that shows a mixture of graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.
  • Wolfram Demonstrations Project
    Download pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.

Research with Mathematica

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematica integrates the world’s largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualization engine in one coherent system, making it ideal for academic research in just about any discipline.

Resources for researchers

  • Mathematica for University Research—Free video course
    Explore Mathematica’s high-level and multi-paradigm programming language, support for parallel computing and GPU architectures, built-in functionality for specialized application areas, and multiple publishing and deployment options for sharing your work.
  • Wolfram Language Training Courses—Free video courses
    Explore what’s possible with the Wolfram Language, including programming fundamentals and concepts, built-in functions, symbolic expressions, and tips for better, faster coding.