The software is simple to use, yet powerful enough to facilitate teaching, communicating, learning, and exploring mathematics in the classroom. It is based on an easy-to-use word processor that completely integrates writing mathematics in natural notation.
Entering text and mathematics in Scientific Notebook is so straightforward there is practically no learning curve. Formatting is fast, simple, and consistent, since it is done with tags that define the document structure and appearance.
The software comes with reference manuals and an extensive online help system for creating documents and doing mathematics. If you need additional help, MacKichan Software provides reliable, prompt, free technical support.
The Power of Computer Algebra
Scientific Notebook is supplied with the built-in computer algebra engine MuPAD® 3.1. You can solve equations right in your documents with our easy-to-use interface.
You don't have to master complex syntax to be able to evaluate, simplify, solve, or plot mathematical expressions. Full computer algebra capabilities are available. You can compute symbolically or numerically, integrate, differentiate, and solve algebraic and differential equations. With menu commands, you can compute with over 150 units of physical measure. You can import data from graphing calculators.
In addition, you can use the Exam Builder provided with Scientific Notebook to construct exams algorithmically and to generate, grade, and record quizzes on a web server.
Animate, Rotate, Zoom, and Fly
With Scientific Notebook Version 5.5, you can create 2-D and 3-D plots in many styles and coordinate systems, and enhance the plots with background color, grid lines, and plot labels in specified locations and orientations. And with MuPAD's VCAM you can animate these kinds of plots: 2D plots in polar coordinates, 2D and 3D plots in rectangular coordinates, 2D and 3D implicit plots, 2D and 3D vector fields, 3D tube plots, 3D plots in cylindrical coordinates, and 3D plots in spherical coordinates and vector fields.
View all your plots in the VCAM window with playback toolbar controls. Use your mouse to start, stop, re-run, and loop animations. Define an animation variable t for your plot and specify the animation start and end times and the rate of frames per second. With OpenGL 3D graphics, you can rotate, move, zoom in and out, and fly through 3D plots.
Microsoft Windows® 98, Me, 2000, XP, and up, or NT 4.0
Apple Macintosh® running an emulator program such as Virtual PC™
64 MB of RAM
35 to 200 MB hard disk space, depending on the type of hard drive and the installation options selected