Wolfram launches seven course assistant apps on Windows Phone to turn you into a math whiz
After officially launching WolframAlpha for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 earlier this year, Wolfram is now providing seven new course assistant apps. The apps  which are powered by the WolframAlpha computational knowledge engine  are designed to assist you in solving math problems and learning new concepts with ease.
Algebra Course Assistant
First up is the Algebra Course Assistant, which covers topics found in Algebra I, Algebra II, and College Algebra:
 Evaluate any numeric expression or substitute a value for a variable.
 Simplify fractions, square roots, or any other expression.
 Solve a simple equation or a system of equations for specific variables.
 Plot basic, parametric, or polar plots of the function(s) of your choice.
 Expand any polynomial.
 Factor numeric expressions, polynomials, and symbolic expressions.
 Divide any two expressions.
 Find the partial fraction decomposition of rational expressions.
As with all Wolfram apps, Algebra Course Assistant is universal (buy it once and use on both Windows and Windows Phone), and is available now for $1.99.
 Download Algebra Course Assistant for Windows 8.1 (opens in new tab) ($1.99)
 Download Algebra Course Assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 ($1.99)
Calculus Course Assistant
For students taking calculus courses, the Calculus Course Assistant is bound to come in handy. The $2.99 app aims to teach you concepts from Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Calculus I, and Calculus II:
 Evaluate any numeric expression or substitute a value for a variable.
 Plot basic, parametric, or polar plots of the function(s) of your choice.
 Determine the limit of a function as it approaches a specific value.
 Differentiate any function or implicit function.
 Find the critical points and inflection points of a function.
 Identify the local and absolute extrema of a function.
 Integrate a function, with or without limits.
 Sum a function given a lower and upper bound.
 Find the closed form of a sequence or generate terms for a specific sequence.
Here are the links for Calculus Course Assistant:
 Download Calculus Course Assistant for Windows 8.1 (opens in new tab) ($2.99)
 Download Calculus Course Assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 ($2.99)
Multivariable Calculus Course Assistant
If you're taking Multivariable Calculus, Advanced Calculus, or Vector Calculus, look no further than the Multivariable Calculus Course Assistant, which lets you:
 Evaluate any numeric expression, or substitute a value for a variable
 Plot 2D or 3D functions of your choice
 Determine the limit of a function as it approaches a specific value or values
 Differentiate any single or multivariable function
 Find the critical points and saddle points of a function
 Calculate the gradient of a function
 Identify the local extrema of a function
 Find the single, double, or triple integral of a function
 Determine the dot or cross product of two vectors
 Calculate the divergence or curl of a vector field
The Multivariable Calculus Course Assistant app costs $4.99, and can be downloaded from the links below.
 Download Multivariable Calculus Course Assistant for Windows 8.1 (opens in new tab) ($4.99)
 Download Multivariable Calculus Course Assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 ($4.99)
Linear Algebra Course Assistant
Need to solve a system of equations, or work with matrices (learning about eigenvectors can be quite challenging) in linear algebra? Linear Algebra Course Assistant is here to guide you:
 Solve an equation or a system of equations
 Add or subtract any two vectors
 Find the cross product or dot product for two vectors
 Find the dimensions, transpose, adjugate, rank, inverse, determinant, and reduced row echelon form of a matrix
 Calculate a matrix product
 Add and subtract matrices
 Compute linear transformations
 Determine subspaces, including row space, column space, and null space
 Find the characteristic equation, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors of a matrix
 Download Linear Algebra Course Assistant for Windows 8.1 (opens in new tab) ($4.99)
 Download Linear Algebra Course Assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 ($4.99)
PreAlgebra Course Assistant
For those taking prealgebra courses, the PreAlgebra Course Assistant is here:
 Find the divisors and prime factorization of a number
 Calculate the GCD and LCM of two numbers
 Determine the percent change
 Reduce and round numbers
 Evaluate expressions
 Solve equations and simplify expressions
 Convert units of length, area, volume, and weight
 Compute the mean, median, and mode of a dataset
 Plot equations on the coordinate plane
 Graph inequalities on a number line
 Calculate the area, surface area, or volume of a geometric figure
 Find the midpoint, slope, and distance between two points
 Download PreAlgebra Course Assistant for Windows 8.1 (opens in new tab) ($1.99)
 Download PreAlgebra Course Assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 ($1.99)
Precalculus Course Assistant
Wolfram is also offering a course assistant for students taking precalculus classes. The $1.99 Precalculus Course Assistant app allows you to:
 Evaluate any numeric expression or substitute a value for a variable
 Solve a single equation or a system of equations
 Plot functions on the xy plane or draw a parametric or polar plot
 Determine the sine, cosine, and tangent of a specific angle in a right triangle
 Simplify, expand, or factor trigonometric functions
 Find the partial fraction decomposition of an expression
 Calculate the dot product, cross product, and magnitude of two vectors
 Identify the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of a set of data
 Calculate permutations and combinations
 Download Precalculus Course Assistant for Windows 8.1 (opens in new tab) ($1.99)
 Download Precalculus Course Assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 ($1.99)
Statistics Course Assistant
And finally, if you're keen on finding out the chances of Arsenal winning something this year, you should take a statistics course. And then buy Statistics Course Assistant to guide you along the way. Here's what you get for $1.99:
 Create a bar chart, histogram, or scatter plot of any set of data
 Find the mean, median, mode, standard deviation, quartiles, and interquartile range of a dataset
 Calculate normal probabilities and find information about the normal distribution
 Calculate binomial probabilities and find information about the binomial distribution
 Compute probabilities based on dice rolls and coin flips
 Find the bestfit line of a set of data points
 Select random integers or random real numbers
 Download Statistics Course Assistant for Windows 8.1 (opens in new tab) ($1.99)
 Download Statistics Course Assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 ($1.99)

great thanks

these were released weeks ago

Would you rather they weren't reported on at all?!

Then you should have tipped us instead of telling us 2 weeks later. Dissapointed.

But Daniel, I tipped you on twitter and I don't see any mention of that in the article.

I assumed it was on purpose and that they were not 'mainstream' enough given they were available when the existence of the Wolfram alpha app was reported? Nevermind eh

So I take it that you'll be switching sites now and never coming back since they've disappointed you so severely? Yeah, I thought so.

Ha! You having a hypothetical conversation with yourself there? Don't think I made any reference to how disappointed or otherwise I may have felt at the initial lack of coverage. But you go ahead and think what ever pleases you......."yeah, thought so" LOL

So.... Does it provide kind of tutorials to us????

Thanks! This gonna be of great help to me! Multivariable Calculus was the app I needed...

+929

That's pricey

Maybe you think so, but for the people they're targeted at the asking price really isn't a lot considering the benefit they could get from it. Things like this shouldn't ever be free. There's far too much hard work goes into producing them.

Agreed!

Re: Richard Devine,
I agree. I actually think that "free" should be limited to trials. If someone's "work" is useful, it deserves to be respected and supported. My opinion. 
Seriously? An HP financial calculator (required when I was in college in the mid and late 80s) cost about $100. $2.99 is the cost of the coffee sitting in front of me.

Whoa that's expensive coffee. Anyways I agree. The price is really competitive and the developer definitely spent a chunk of his/her/their time in creating the app. Support developers! Posted via Windows Phone Central App for Android!

Considering how useful this would have been to me 3 years ago when I was taking calculus, I'd have fronted the money up gladly. $2/$3 is cheap. A reasonable TI will set you back $150 and it won't be nearly as nice to use or powerful. Same reason I think the standalone Wolframalpha app is absolutely killer for this price. Must have if you're a student. You can literally solve things in seconds as opposed to inputting them on a calculator that was conceived during the dawn of the bronze era.

Except that you can't take this app with you to the examination or even the classroom. I really don't think these apps can replace the convenience of actual scientific calculators

Are these universal apps?

Read the article.

Shoot. I only read the first paragraph. Thanks

Lucky me! I'm taking four math courses this semester so these are really gonna save my bacon.

I'm having two math courses this semester and this'll definitely help me!

make it free

Why? Do you have any idea just how much research goes into the Wolfram Alpha/Mathematica engine? All that work for no pay? I'm sure y