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SIAM Short Course on Mathematical Software

                        SIAM Short Course
      Mathematical Software -- MATLAB, Mathematica and Maple 
                         July 8, 2001
       Town and Country Resort Hotel, San Diego, California
               Preceding the SIAM Annual Meeting 

This is actually three simultaneous, coordinated courses. It will be possible
to attend one day-long course involving one mathematical software package.
Or, after the introductory sessions, it will be possible to attend each of
the portions of the courses concentrating on a particular topic.

Who Should Attend?  Faculty, students, professional scientists and engineers
who are interested in learning how to use, or to better use, one or more of
these systems.

Recommended Background. Undergraduate mathematics, including matrices and
differential equations, and some scientific programming experience.


Cleve Moler, The MathWorks
  Chairman and Chief Scientist. Original author of MATLAB. One of the founders
  of the MathWorks. Current responsibilities include continued development of 
  MATLAB's mathematical core. 

Rob Knapp, Wolfram Research
  Rob Knapp has worked on numerical computation for Mathematica since 1994.
  He got his degree in applied mathematics from the Courant Institute in 1988. 

Keith Geddes, University of Waterloo
  Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director of the Symbolic Computation
  Group. One of the original authors of Maple and one of the founders of
  Waterloo Maple, Inc. 

Jacques Carette, Waterloo Maple
  Jacques Carette has worked in various capacities at Waterloo Maple Inc since
  1991. He is now Senior Architect. He got his PhD in Pure Mathematics from
  the Universite' de Paris-Sud (Orsay) in 1997. 

Each course will spend about an hour on each of six topics. After the 
introductions, the order will be staggered so that attendees may concentrate on
particular topics. The day will conclude with a combined session involving all
three packages. The topics are: 
  Introduction:  Basic syntax and capabilities 
  Numerical computation: Matrices, differential equations, floating point
  Symbolic computation: Computer algebra and calculus 
  Graphics:  Two and three dimensional plots, images, "visualization" 
  Programming:  Larger scale software development 
  Specialized packages, Toolboxes: third party products. 

Seats are limited.  Please register before June 7, 2001.  Registration fee
includes coffee breaks and lunch on Sunday, July 8.  Register via the Web at

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