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Workshop Announcement

  • To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
  • Subject: Workshop Announcement
  • From: TAMPATRICK at axe.humboldt.edu
  • Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1993 13:04 PST

                       Using Computer Algebra Software
                        To Teach Undergraduate Physics

                      A Leadership Development Workshop
                   at the United States Air Force Academy
                           Colorado Springs, CO

                             July 11-23, 1993


Computer algebra software can symbolically solve equations, integrate,
differentiate, solve differential equations, manipulate matrices and
much more.  Its incorporation into the physics classroom is only just
beginning.  This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to
master a computer algebra program and develop strategies for its
integration into the undergraduate physics curriculum.  Workshop
participants will then be able to lead workshops of their own in local
and regional settings.

Four powerful computer algebra packages will be available at the
workshop:

      Derive
      Maple
      Mathematica
      Theorist

Workshop participants may work on either Apple Macintoshes or PC's
(DOS or Windows).  Participants must be college faculty involved in
undergraduate physics programs.

      The workshop will provide expenses and a stipend for all
participants.

      The application deadline is March 5, 1993.

The workshop faculty:

      Glenn Sowell
      University of Nebraska at Omaha

      Marvin De Jong
      College of the Ozarks

      Patrick Tam
      Humboldt State University

This workshop is sponsored under a National Science Foundation faculty
enhancement grant #USE-9255505

If you would like more details and an application, please send the
following information by mail, fax or e-mail to the appropriate address
below:

Name__________________________________________________

Institution___________________________________________

Address________________________________________________
       ________________________________________________
City, State, Zip_______________________________________

      Mail to:    Glenn Sowell
                  Department of Physics
                  University of Nebraska at Omaha
                  Omaha, NE 68182-0266
      Fax:        (402) 554 - 3100
      email:      physcaw at unomaha.edu





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