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Intermediate and Introductory Mathematica Workshops



ROCKY MOUNTAIN MATHEMATICA


	Introductory and Intermediate 5 day courses in Mathematica

Hampton Inn, Silverthorne, Summit County, Colorado  July 6 - July 11,
1998


Instructors

        (Ed Packel and Stan Wagon are Wolfram-accredited Mathematica
trainers):

         Ed Packel, Volwiler Professor of Mathematics
         Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL 60045; packel@math.lfc.edu

         Stan Wagon, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
         Macalester College, St. Paul, MN 55105; wagon@macalester.edu

Course Description:

         The courses are aimed at teachers of mathematics and other
scientific subjects who wish to enhance their use of Mathematica for
presentations, projects, teaching, and research. The introductory
course is
for people whose experience with Mathematica ranges from none to some
casual use; the intermediate course will go into more detail on
programming
and the numerical, symbolic, and graphical issues that arise when trying
to
write efficient general-purpose r outines. Both courses will use
examples,
often from calculus, with the following goals:

7 To generate effective graphical images and animations.

7 To use, modify, and create Mathematica code for a variety of symbolic
and
numerical
computations relevant to calculus and other mathematical applications.

7 To use the sophisticated front end of version 3.0 to create quality
Mathematica notebooks and to use them for effective presentations.

There will be ample lab time during which the instructors can provide
individual help; in particular, participants are welcome to suggest
projects for implementation.

High school teachers and others should note that graduate course credit
(2
credit hours; offered by CU-Denver) is available for the introductory
course (there will be an additional fee of $150 for those desiring this
credit).

Fees and Accomodations:

7 Registration fee: $550 (includes tuition, use of Mathematica, and
complete course notes).

7 Late registration (after June 1): $600.

7 Participants must bring a computer able to run Mathematica 3.0, which
can
be installed if necessary for the duration of the workshop.

7 A few rental computers may be available.

7 Reduced rate accommodations are available at the Hampton Inn [(800)
321-3509]. Callers should mention "Rocky Mountain Mathematica" to get
group
rates.

The Hampton Inn has also guaranteed the discount rate for additional
consecutive nights prior to or after course based on availability.
Arrangements are suitable for accompanying family members and friends.
There will be morning and evening lectures and workshops with free time
in
the afternoons to enjoy the spectacular high mountain environment. So
come
early and enjoy Summit County's numerous and fun Fourth of July
festivities.

For more complete information, see our web site:

http://math.lfc.edu/Rocky_Mtn_Mathematica

If you have further questions, feel free to contact Ed Packel at
packel@math.lfc.edu or (847) 7355155.



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