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Mathematica Special Interest Group (Northern VA and Washington DC)

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  • Subject: [mg81753] Mathematica Special Interest Group (Northern VA and Washington DC)
  • From: Bruce Colletti <vze269bv at>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 02:22:10 -0400 (EDT)

The Washington D.C. area Mathematica Special Interest Group will meet Friday, 5 October, 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the SAIC Enterprise Center building in Tysons Corner (see directions below). 

Early risers meet before 7:00 in the morning for admission at the front desk, then we have a Dutch treat breakfast downstairs.  By about 7:30 we have moved to one of the projector rooms. Meetings consist of a prepared talk, informal discussion about Mathematica programming and applications, general questions, and new business.   

The two talks are...

"Moving Mathematical Mountains and Surmounting the Challenges of Mathematica", by D. Vasholz

Abstract.  David describes confrontations with wicked mathematical problems that Mathematica subdued for submission to his will.  If you're gearing up to hurl a stone at a mathematical Goliath or wish to dispatch a mathematical Gordian Knot by using a sword, hold off doing so until you get some pointers and swords from David. 
"Animation of a Planned Position Indication Display", by H. Bishop

Abstract.  Harry will demonstrate the use of Mathematica 6 to show a contact originating on a radar PPI display and illuminated with a sweep arm as it traverses the detection range of the radar.

To inquire about attending, e-mail Dan Martinez (dmartinez at or Bruce Colletti (bcolletti at  In your e-mail subject line, please include 'Mathematica SIG.' 

DIRECTIONS to 8301 Greensboro Drive, McLean VA (tall, boxy and white SAIC Enterprise Building at the corner of Westpark Drive and Greensboro Drive):  From the Beltway, go northwest on Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) and proceed past Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road).  Turn right onto Westpark Drive (Gosnell Road in the other direction).  Turn right  at the next light onto Greensboro Drive and then right into the parking lot. Visitor's Parking is adjacent to Westpark Drive.   

A SIG representative will meet you in the lobby. 

Please arrive no later than ten minutes to seven if you wish to join us for breakfast, and no later than twenty after seven to attend the meeting only.  The desk officer will ask for a driver's license before issuing a visitor's badge. 

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