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Enhancing Physics Education with Mathematica

W. MacDonald
Journal / Anthology

Proceedings of the ICUPE
Year: 1996
Volume: Part 1
Page range: 401-415

The flip side of my discussion about using Mathematica to teach physics will be that the effective use of Mathematica can not be learned as part of an upper level physics course following a "cookbook" approach. The philosophy and unique capabilities of Mathematica encourage an approach to computing which is orthogonal in many ways to a computational physics course. This poses the challenge of how best to integrate numerical and symbolic computing into the physics curriculum.

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