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Re: Workshops in Mathematica

  • To: mathgroup at yoda.ncsa.uiuc.edu
  • Subject: Re: Workshops in Mathematica
  • From: uunet!Polya.Stanford.EDU!nb
  • Date: Fri, 17 Nov 89 01:41:44 -0800

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Problem Solving with Mathematica
Taught by Nancy Blachman

This workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to Mathematica,
The course is targeted for engineers, physicists, financial analysts,
academic professionals, or anyone whose work or study involves
mathematical problem solving or analysis.  It focuses on using
Mathematica effectively to solve problems in such areas as calculus,
data analysis, algebra, number theory, and discrete mathematics.
Class participants will receive a 150-page class manual as well
as set of reference cards (listing all functions built into 
Mathematica).

Course Organization:

Introduction to Mathematica	
	Numerical, algebraic or symbolic, and graphics capabilities 	
	Data analysis 	
	Programming 	
Mathematica's internal representation 	
	Data Types 	
	Contexts, scoping of variables 	
I/O 	
Interfacing to other programs 	
	C, PostScript, TeX 	
Programming techniques 	
	Procedural 	
	Pattern matching 	
Debugging techniques 	
Writing packages (collections of functions) 	
Problem Solving 	
	An assortment of problems will be presented 	
Documentation	
	Notebooks	
	TeX	 

Nancy Blachman  worked at Wolfram Research, Inc. in 1988 and 1989
and recently started her own training and consulting business.  Nancy
has a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham, U.K.,
an M.S. in Operations Research from UC Berkeley, and an M.S. in
Computer Science from Stanford University.  In addition to instructing 
a graduate level course in Computer Graphics, and working as a teaching
assistant in a course in Concrete Mathematics, Nancy has been a software
developer at Bell Laboratories and at the Research Institute for 
Advanced Computer Science at NASA Ames.

Below is a tentative list of the organizations where Nancy
Blachman will be offering courses in Mathematica this fall and
winter.  These courses vary in length and content.

ComputerWare
490 California Ave., Suite 202
Palo Alto, CA  94306
Tel: 415-323-7951
Contact: Anne Krause
Cost: $350-400
Dates: February 8, 1990

Rice University
Office of Continuing Studies
P. O. Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
Contact:  Edie Carlson-Abbey
Tel: 713-527-4803
Cost: $150-200
Date: February 23, 1990

Stanford University
Stanford Instructional Television Network (SITN)
Computer Science Department
Stanford, University CA  94305
Course Number: CS 193M
Contact:  Sally Kiester
Tel:  415-725-3002
Dates: Winter quarter, Tuesday 12 noon-1:05 pm

UC Berkeley Extension
Continuing Education
2223 Fulton Street
Berkeley, CA  94720
Contact:  Nanette Pike
Tel:  415-642-4151

UC Santa Cruz Extension
5201 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA  95054
Contact:  Tim Johnson
Tel:  408-562-5726
Cost:  $600
Dates: February 15-16, 1990


Nancy Blachman also gives private courses in Mathematica.


Variable Symbols 
1701 Lincoln Street * Berkeley, CA 94703 * 415-486-8073
Email: nb at polya.stanford.edu or uunet.uu.net!polya.stanford.edu!nb



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