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Washington DC Area Mathematica SIG
Mathematica SIG (http://web.me.com/hrbishop.pmsi) MEETING 21 May 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 Tick Tock, by Dan Martinez ABSTRACT. Using Mathematica's Music package, Dan will present a gratuitously dynamic exercise that makes his tourbillon clock audibly "tick." Trouble with DSolve[ ], by Dave Vasholz ABSTRACT. Here I discuss a very simple differential equation which = even Wolfram Tech Support acknowledges is completely flubbed by our beloved software. It is further shown how, in the end, Mathematica can be used = to recover from its own folly. Confirming and Generating Probability Density Functions of Two Random Variables With Mathematica, by Mel Friedman ABSTRACT. Given continuous random variables X and Y having known probability density functions, let W = g(X,Y) and Z = h(X,Y), where = g and h are known. Here we use Mathematica to find the density functions of W, = Z and W*Z. We also show how to use Mathematica to confirm the correctness = of the analytical results by simulation. 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 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.