Tuesday, December 22, 2009

WolframAlpha- Computational Knowledge Engine

Wolfram|Alpha Blog
Wolfram Alpha is a computational knowledge engine developed by Wolfram Research. Wolfram|Alpha's long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. Enter your question or calculation and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and a growing collection of data to compute the answer. Wolfram Alpha is built on Wolfram's earlier flagship product, Mathematica, which encompasses computer algebra, symbolic and numerical computation, visualization, and statistics capabilities. With Mathematica running in the background, it is suited to answer mathematical questions. The answer usually presents a human-readable solution.Wolfram|Alpha was made possible in part by the achievements of Mathematica and A New Kind of Science (NKS).


Step by Step Math

Wolfram|Alpha can guide you step by step through the process of solving many mathematical problems, from solving a simple quadratic equation to taking the integral of a complex function.When trying to find the roots of 3x2+x–7=4x, Wolfram|Alpha can break down the steps for you if you click the “Show steps” button in the Result pod.


Wolfram|Alpha finds the roots of 3x2+x–7=4x

Video
Watch A Quick Introduction of Wolfram|Alpha Video by Stephen Wolfram

Examples
Lot of examples by Topics from Mathematics, Dates& Times, People & history, Education, Technological World, Life Sciences, Earth sciences, Culture & Media, Astronomy, Words & Linguistics, Food & Nutrition, Health & Medicine and so on.


Downloads
Toolbars for FireFox and IE, Search Engine Add-ons, Mac OS X Dashboard Widget, Windows Deskband, Windows Desktop Gadget, and iGoogle Gadget. You also have for iPhone and to websites.

Links
Wolframscience
Mathematica
A New Kind of Science (NKS)
Stephen Wolfram
Wolfram Research
Wolfram|Alpha Blog