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Mathematica Special Interest Group (Washington DC Area)
Mathematica SIG (http://web.mac.com/hrbishop.pmsi/DCSIG.m/DCSIG.html) MEETING Note the location!!! 12 June 2009, 8:00-9:30am Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria Campus) Room AA377 (Bisdorf Building) 3001 N. Beauregard St Alexandria VA 22311 Agenda 1. Prepared Talks Google Maps, by Harry Bishop - Abstract. Harry will discuss his recent work involving Google Maps. - Aerostat Dynamics Modeling Using Mathematica, by Pramud Rawat Abstract. An aerostat dynamics model uses Mathematica to derive the differential equation set for generalized coordinates using Lagrangian theory. Thereafter, Matlab-Simulink simulates the nonlinear behavior of the tethered balloon in a gust. Simulation outputs are pumped to Mathematica for animation. This analysis was recently published in an AIAA paper. 2. Mathematica Gems and Discoveries - Sharing of Mathematica programming oddities - Applications of Mathematica to some areas of science - Something recently read and worth sharing 3. Mathematica Questions, Possible Approaches and Discussion 4. New Business Select next meeting presentation, time and place Directions to the NVCC-Alexandria campus: >From I-395, take the Seminary Road exit, go west on Seminary Road, past Beauregard (light), Echols (light), Fillmore, Dover, turn right on Dawes (light), and then pass the Coca Cola bottling plant. Park curbside along Dawes Ave for free (there should be few cars present, but make sure to park on the garage-side of the road). However, if there's no space, then park in the metered lot located past the flashing traffic light. Enter the outside doors of the Bisdorf Building (behind flagpoles): - For breakfast (7:30-8:00am), go downstairs to the cafeteria - To go to room AA377 (from where you first entered the building, which is on Level 2), climb one flight of stairs to the third floor, turn left, walk down the long hall to the room. Please arrive by 7:30am if you wish to join us for breakfast. The meeting starts at 8:00.