What is Scientific Visualization?
Visualization can be defined as the process of representing
abstract business or scientific data as images that can aid in
understanding the meaning of the data. Scientific visualization
can be described as the subset of visualization specifically applied to
science. Mathematica provides a powerful tool for
creating scientific visualizations. It provides a unified working
environment that can tackle numerical and symbolic operations and
provides a consistent language for generating visualizations. This
provides an advantage over many other solutions where multiple tools
are required to accomplish the final goal.
Note: This site still contains some Mathematica 5.2
visualizations. As time passes, I plan to add the version 6, and later,
equivalents. For animations, this transition will replace the animated
GIFs with Flash animations which will require a plugin. In the mean time,
for more powerful visualizations, see the links below.