Hello Everyone. I'm returning to college to earn a degree in physics 15 years after getting a BA in English. I took calculus almost 20 years ago and used a Ti 85. I've noticed that some graphing calculators have CAS integrated, which I've never used, and I'm keen to get one for my physics and math courses. I've also heard some amazing things about mathematica, about which I know almost nothing except that it's an obviously vastly more powerful tool than a CAS graphing calculator. My question is this: is there any reason for someone to own mathematica instead of a CAS calculator if the goal is to do nothing higher than undergraduate work in physics/math and to eventually be a math and/or physics high school teacher? I appreciate your help and insights. Thanks.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Do I need Mathematica or a CAS graphing calculator?

Have something to add?

Draft saved
Draft deleted

Loading...

Similar Threads - need Mathematica graphing | Date |
---|---|

Amount of computing power needed for whole-brain emulation? | Mar 12, 2018 |

Does alpha channel really need 8-bits? | Jan 10, 2018 |

What is the computer hardware needed by a physicist? | May 6, 2017 |

I need to read .CNF , .TKA and .IEC files but not sure how | Oct 23, 2016 |

Computer for undergraduate introductory computational physics course that requires Mathematica | Sep 6, 2016 |

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**