Some of you have asked whether you’ll be able to use Wolfram|Alpha for challenging math. Of course!
Remember your old friend pi?
Or the power tower?
Or perhaps you’d like to do a little calculus (note that you can click “Show steps” to see how the answer was obtained):
Or explore number-theoretic sums:
Or obtain eigenvalues (with a beautiful graph):
Or consider the integral representations of BesselJ (if you don’t recognize a Bessel function as a friend, you might want to skip this example and look at the others below):
If you’re interested in browsing some examples, in addition to the ones that were highlighted in an earlier blog post, check out Wolfram|Alpha’s Gallery of Visual Examples once the site is live.
For instance, Dini’s surface:
And, from 3D geometry, Archimedean solids:
Of course, Wolfram|Alpha can help you access many kinds of knowledge that require less-visible advanced math to process—for example, checking the odds of a poker hand:
So, as you’re exploring Wolfram|Alpha, you might think about the math you’d like to try there!