View Full Version : Wolfram Alpha. Helpful for computing things outside LW.

07-09-2009, 03:41 AM
Hi all,

I was kinda stuck with a this question I had about fluid dynamics. I stumbled on the following website. Some of you might already know about it but it saved the day:


I needed to know something about the flow around a cylinder and I got my answer.

A real eye opener for me, a person who never paid attention during math/algebra lessons. I had a hard time choosing between the path my hormones wanted me to follow and actually learning something. I turned to the dark side :P

07-09-2009, 03:49 AM

07-10-2009, 05:36 AM
Cool. Thanks Rove.

07-10-2009, 01:53 PM
I highly recommend clicking on the "Watch overview video" link (bottom right of the home page) to get an idea of the power of the Wolfram Alpha resource and how to use it - it's awesome now, think what it will be like when it's developed even further!

07-13-2009, 08:18 AM
There was a great article in Wired magazine about this a couple of month ago. It sounds really promising as a search engine.

07-14-2009, 06:25 PM
I've used it a few times as it ties directly in with Mathematica. Works great when working with large mathematical manifolds. You can even animate with it. Can't say I'd use it for anything other then rendering complex Mathematica models though.