Wolfram has hit a home run with Alpha

Discussion in 'Educational Resources' started by nitro, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. nitro


  2. what do u use it for?
  3. The Markowitz output at the bottom would be useful -- if one were able to upload one's own data.
  4. Still haven't used it for a real world application, but it's an amazing tool to use when taking advanced math courses.

    Their step by step explanation of results will probably change the face of math education drastically in the years to come.
  5. lxor


    I think it broken.

    I asked it: "how do I make a $1000000000"

    and it said: "data not avialable"

  6. lxor


    Its not that new, I remember using Matlab or Maple years ago to do symbolic math (check answers). However now its avialable to everybody.
  7. Not sure I understand what you mean. Suppose you type in: <i>y''-y'+y=0</i> http://bit.ly/hii46Z -- you get the solution, but no understanding of the "step by step" thinking involved. I don't see how that helps with "math education" -- it's more of a supercharged pocket calculator, useful for saving time if you already understand the math.

  8. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=integrate+x^2+sin^3+x+dx

    click on "show steps" in right hand corner of solution.
  9. Again, my example was http://bit.ly/hii46Z -- how do I 'show steps'? Thanks.
  10. Not my problem.:D
    #10     Dec 26, 2010