## Mathematica tutorials

Results of a numeric integration to show the effects of air drag.

Computation plays an important role in physics. When teaching our first-year mechanics course, *The Newtonian Synthesis* (PHYS 123), I include a semester-long introduction to computational physics using the *Mathematica* software. The introduction consists of a series of tutorials (in the form of *Mathematica* notebooks) and follow-up assignments. These emphasize computer algebra, plotting, and numerically integrating equations of motion. As an introduction, many advanced features are left untouched.
The assignments and tutorials are available below.

- Overview and assignments: Mathematica Homework.pdf
- Tutorials (zipped): tutorial_notebooks.zip
- Solutions are available upon request.