You will be required to use Mathematica in this class. (While other software may do some of the same things, you will eventually be required to learn and use Mathematica, so you just as well get used to it rather than something else.) But don’t worry; you won’t have to be an expert. We’ll only use a small part of Mathematica’s capabilities.
The first thing you need to do is have access to Mathematica. While you are a student, you are able to use Mathematica on your own computer at no cost. Here’s how you do it: