The purpose of this extra credit assignment is to use the Mathematica (computer programming language) to generate a lab report. There is a maximum of 4 extra credit "percent" points in the spring semester, where can earn 2 ec per lab report prepared using Mathematica; no extra credit for the tutorial. The preceding lab reports must use / include at least two instances using Mathematica code; i.e. statistics, graphical analysis, or calculations. Limit of 2 students per extra credit assignment submission.

Last semester, you used Python (and Juypter notebook / lab or google colab) to generate your lab report as an extra credit assignment. Likewise, in the spring semester, you will use Mathematica, a different computer programming language with a different user notebook interface to prepare your (or your group's) lab report, where you will earn two extra credit "percent" point per lab report done using Mathematica and there is a maximum of 4 extra credit points in the spring semester. Also, print and submit your lab report, where any code is hidden and send me an email file attachment with the corresponding code for your lab report. While Mathematica is not free and only up to 10 students can simulatanously access it using a school computer, it might be slightly easier to use than Python by using its classroom assistant platte (sorry for relatively lengthly video); alternatively, shorter video describing a "notebook".

link to a Mathematica tutorial, which requires access to Mathematica (either access software installed on school server (in science application folder or might be installed on local HD in desktop / laptop computer) or try website (constraints; have not try it, yet)). Simply clicking on the preceding link should be sufficient and like the Python assignment, "select, copy, paste, and revise" Mathematica code accordingly. The tutorial has less "hand-holding" than the Python tutorial, since expect your Python experience would help you working with Mathematica.

Mathematica is available / used at a number of colleges; e.g. UCB; MIT; SJSU; UCLA; SFSU

These (optional / extra credit) assignments have a similar rationale as using Python / JuypterLab / Google colab. A major difference between these notebooks is that JuypterLab / Google colab is free to use, while Mathematica is not free.

Some JCE mathematica articles: ; 1995; 1997; 1999; 2014 ; 2020