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Washington DC Area Mathematica Special Interest Group
Mathematica SIG (http://web.me.com/hrbishop.pmsi) MEETING 27 August 2010, 7:30 am Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) 8301 Greensboro Drive McLean VA Southern Corner of Westpark Drive and Greensboro Drive Agenda 1. Prepared Talks "Archiving Mathematica-generated Data", by Dan Martinez ABSTRACT. The title says it all. "Leibnitz's Rule Extended to Two Dimensions", by Mel Friedman ABSTRACT. The problem of differentiating a double integral with respect to a parameter z when the limits of integration depend on z is discussed. This problem is an extension of the well known Leibnitz's rule for differentiating a single integral with respect to z when the limits of integration depend on z. The solution of this problem is useful for calculating the pdf of a random variable Z that depends in a known way on two other random variables X and Y when the joint probability density function of X and Y is known. Mathematica's word processing and symbolic manipulation capability facilitated an analytical solution of the problem. "Dealing with the aesthetics and verifiability of equations in manuscripts submitted for publication", by David Vasholz ABSTRACT. The author has recently submitted a fairly extensive Mathematica notebook that was accepted (after having been converted to a PDF file) as a finished manuscript by a scientific journal (Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics). Various lessons learned from this process will be discussed along with a short example manuscript that includes a "self aware" Appendix that expedites the verification and examination of equations appearing in the body of the manuscript. 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 Set rules that govern speakers Discuss the 10 September special meeting Select next meeting presentation, time and place --------------------- Directions to 8301 Greensboro Drive, McLean VA (tall, boxy and white SAIC Enterprise Building at south 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 6:50AM if you wish to join us for a dutch-treat breakfast, and no later than 7:20AM to attend the meeting only. The desk officer will ask for a driver's license before issuing a visitor's badge.