Mathematica Workshop

*To*: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu*Subject*: Mathematica Workshop*From*: szoltek at gmuvax2.gmu.edu (S.M. Zoltek)*Date*: Fri, 11 Oct 1991 02:04:01 EDT

The Center for the Applications of Mathematics at George Mason University is offering a 3-day short course on Mathematica. We would greatly appreciate it if you could e-mail the following course description to the members of your math group. If this is possible, please send me an e-mail note letting me know. We thank you in advance for any help you can provide. Sincerely, Dr. S. M. Zoltek (703)-993-1468 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Center for the Applications of Mathematics George Mason University Mathematica: A Tool For Doing Calculations A hands-on workshop for engineers, scientists, and mathematicians The objective of the workshop is to provide an in-depth introduction to Mathematica, a high-level programming language designed for symbolic and numeric calculation. The course will demonstrate how Mathematica can enhance productivity in mathematical computation and quantitative analysis. The workshop will be conducted over three consecutive Saturdays. Lecture sessions will be developed around concrete, real-world examples that demonstrate the power and flexibility of Mathematica. (State of the art projection equipment will be used to integrate the lecture format with seeing Mathematica in action.) Computer lab sessions will provide an opportunity for "hands on" work with Mathematica. (One person per machine.) Participants will be able to select from a series of guided exercises and/or consult with Dr. Bahder on a particular problem of their own. Topics Include Symbolic Calculation: Algebraic expressions, defining functions, differentiation, integration, summation, series expansions. Solution of simultaneous equations, eliminating variables, manipulating equations symbolically. Analytic solution of differential equations using series approximations. Numerical Calculation: Exact and approximate numbers. High precision calculations. Numerical integration, evaluation of sums and products, root finding. Graphics: X-Y plots, contour plots, parametric plots, 3-D surface plots, gray scale plots. Graphics primitives. Animating Graphics: creating Mathematica movies. Vector and Matrix Calculations: Matrix algebra, inversion and transpose,determinant, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Field theory: gradient, divergence and curl. Programming: Developing Mathematica packages and graphics programming Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 1991, (Saturdays, 9 am - 3 pm) Place: George Mason University Workshop Tuition: $850 -- includes workshop notes and use of computer lab. Instructor: Dr. Thomas B. Bahder To Register, Call or Write (Limited Space Available): Dr. S. M. Zoltek, Center for the Applications of Mathematics, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030 Phone: (703) 993-1468 (BITNET) SZOLTEK at GMUVAX (Internet) szoltek at gmuvax2.gmu.edu