3-Day Hands-On Mathematica Workshops in Santa Clara
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- Subject: 3-Day Hands-On Mathematica Workshops in Santa Clara
- From: nb at eeyore.stanford.edu
- Date: Sun, 10 Oct 93 22:24:22 -0700
I thought you might be interested to know about these workshops. Nancy ----------------------------------------------------------------- Workshop Topics Day 1: Introduction to Mathematica Day 2: Programming in Mathematica Day 3: Mathematica Graphics Location and Date Techmart, Santa Clara, California November 16 - 18, 1993 Detailed information on location will be sent to participants upon registration. Course Descriptions Introduction to Mathematica This session provides a nuts-and-bolts approach that will make it easier to learn and use Mathematica, bringing together ideas and techniques that are scattered throughout the literature. You will learn how to find the commands you need, understand what they do, and use them effectively. You will learn to use Mathematica to manipulate expressions, find roots, solve differential equations, and visualize functions and data. Programming in Mathematica This course will help you get started programming in Mathematica. We begin by showing you how to write functions. You will learn about different types of assignment statements as well as patterns you can use to specify arguments to functions. We then cover importing, exporting, and formatting data and expressions and conclude by describing the mechanisms used in Mathematica packages and explaining how to use them. After this course you should be able to read and write data from ASCII files and write your own Mathematica packages. Mathematica Graphics The graphical capabilities of Mathematica have contributed greatly to its success. Mathematica makes decisions when producing a plot, such as how frequently to sample a function, where to position the axes and tick marks, what range of values to display, and how to shade or color the graph. This course describes how to use the graphics primitives and influence the choices that Mathematica makes when producing graphics. About the Instructor Nancy Blachman is the president of Variable Symbols, Inc., the nation's leading provider of Mathematica training and consulting. In addition to writing the tutorial book ``Mathematica: A Practical Approach'' (Prentice-Hall, 1992) and the ``Mathematica Quick Reference'' (Addison-Wesley, 1992), and co-authoring the ``Mathematica Graphics Guidebook'' (Addison-Wesley, 1994), Ms. Blachman is co-developer of the Mathematica Help Stack. She is an instructor at Stanford University, where she teaches classes in problem solving with Mathematica. Ms. Blachman has been an invited speaker at the last four Mathematica conferences, where her workshops have been well received. She holds degrees in mathematics, operations research, and computer science from the University of Birmingham (U.K.), the University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford University. Training Materials Each participant will receive a copy of Nancy Blachman's 384-page book ``Mathematica: A Practical Approach'' (Prentice-Hall, 1992), and the ``Mathematica Quick Reference'' (Addison-Wesley, 1992). For information on this workshop, call Variable Symbols, or mail or fax the following information form. Variable Symbols, Inc. * 6537 Chabot Road * Oakland, CA 94618-1618 Telephone 510-652-8462 Fax 510-652-8461 ----------------------------- Cut here ----------------------------- REGISTRATION FORM [ ] Please send me information on Variable Symbols' Mathematica workshops. I am interested in attending the following workshops: [ ] Workshop 1: Introduction to Mathematica [ ] Workshop 2: Programming in Mathematica [ ] Workshop 3: Mathematica Graphics [ ] I am unable to attend but please let me know about other workshops. I would be interested in workshops in the following cities:_______________________________________ [ ] Please add my name to your mailing list. Name__________________________________________________________________________ Organization__________________________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Telephone________________________________ Fax ______________________________ E-mail________________________________________________________________________ Send or fax this form to: Variable Symbols, Inc. 6537 Chabot Road Oakland, CA 94618-1618 Telephone 510-652-8462 Fax 510-652-8461 Cost: 1 workshop = $350 2 workshops = $650 3 workshops = $950 10% discount for registering 30 days in advance. Refund Policy Cancel without penalty up to three weeks prior to start of workshops. After that, refund will depend upon our ability to fill your slot, subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee; if no replacement can be found, there will be no refund. In the event of cancellation of any workshops for any reason, Variable Symbols' liability is limited to the return of the registration fee only. There is no reimbursement for any hotel travel cancellation fees or penalties.