2 semester


Name of the discipline

Information Technology



Course of study, specialty

1, specialty “mechanics and mathematical modeling”


Semester of training



Amount of credits



Full name of the lecturer

Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, associate professor Kravchuk AS


Objectives of studying the discipline

• formation of students in the installation for creative professional activities;

• Development of professional thinking, which will provide the future specialist with the opportunity to freely operate with professional knowledge;

• the formation of the ability in independent practical activities to choose and substantiate the optimal ways and methods of solving the tasks assigned.

  As a result of the study, the student should be able to:

–         – to work with the help of computer system Mathematica in an interactive mode; perform direct calculations in the Mathematica program, perform substitutions in the Mathematica program, perform symbolic transformations, differentiate and integrate, work with lists, sets and expressions, perform linear algebra operations, build 2D and 3D graphs in different coordinate systems, modify 2D and 3D graphics , perform operations of mathematical analysis, solve equations analytically and numerically.



Computer science


Contents of the discipline

Fundamentals of work in the system Mathematica. Elements of the graphic interface Palettes of mathematical descriptions and functions. Work with files. Expansion packs. Main menu. Preparation of text comments. Work with graphics and audio capabilities. Work with the electronic textbook. Features of the syntax of expressions. Options. Constants. Dimensions. Operators. Built-in functions. Logical operations and functions. Substitutions. Lists. Operations of linear algebra. Calculation of derivatives and integrals. Calculation of side-altars. Solution of systems of nonlinear equations. Solution of systems of differential equations.


Recommended literature

1. 6. Chigarev, A.V. Fundamentals of Mathematica 4.0. Tasks and solutions / A.V. Chigarev, A.I. Kravchuk, A.S. Kravchuk. – Minsk: Technoprint, 2002. – 150 p. Access mode: http://elib.bsu.by/handle/123456789/9826

2. 7. Wolfram, St. The Mathematical Book. Fourth Edition / St. Wolfram. – Cambridge: Wolfram Media / Cambridge University Press. – 1999. – 1470 p.


Teaching Methods

A comparative, problematic, dialog-heuristic method for the formation of the personal significance of knowledge, based on the extensive use of multimedia tools in conducting classes


Language of instruction



Conditions (requirements)

Evaluation is set taking into account the work during laboratory work and testing


Format of the current certification