I am totally a beginner to Wolfram products and I'm searching for a software to solve my math problems with, like computing this integral using $\LaTeX$ in
I'm searching for a windows-based software rather than a website. A software just like
Wolfram|Alpha that uses $\LaTeX$ or any language very similar to $\LaTeX$ and solves those tedious math problems and graph drawings that have been repeated a lot and solving them manually is just a waste of time. I'm searching for a scientific calculator in fact rather than a new programming language.
Anyway before starting to learn Mathematica, I want to say that I'm pretty well in MATLAB so I thought if we consider MATLAB and Mathematica two computational packages and programming languages, what's their difference between them?
In fact in this question, I'm looking for comprehensive and rather long answers to these questions
- What's the difference between Mathematica and MATLAB?
- Can MATLAB do what Mathematica does and vise versa?
- What are the pros and cons of each of them?
- Who are the appropriate users of each tool?
- Will it benefit someone if he knows both of them?
- What are the capabilities of Mathematica that makes it unique?
- Can Mathematica play the role of an easy to use advanced scientific calculator for an engineer who is most of the time dealing with multi-variable calculus and partial differential (electromagnetism) equations?