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Mathematica-Assisted Learning in Physical Chemistry

R. Kaziro
Journal / Anthology

Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Science
Year: 1999
Volume: 39
Page range: 96-103

Mathematica is a general software system for mathematical applications. It is now being used by physical chemistry students at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur. Mathematica has assisted students in concentrating on learning physical principles and analyzing experimental data. According to the students, the program provided them with a means of quickly solving numerical problems. Nonetheless, students experienced difficulties due to language and syntax of Mathematica. Subsequently, the data entry and word processing systems have been simplified by providing the students with standard Mathematica packages in which they typed the appropriate expressions to fit their results and plot the graphs.

*Science > Chemistry