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  • Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 01:32:05 -0400 (EDT)
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Mathematica SIG


20 July 2012, 7:30-9:00am

DeVry University
Crystal City Campus, 2450 Crystal Dr
(3rd Floor room TBD; check with desk officer at the top of the stairs)
Arlington VA  22202

DeVry students and faculty can freely attend our meetings.  We value such attendance and thank DeVry for this courtesy to the community. Jennifer Cadman, Director of Community Outreach at DeVry University is our Point of Contact.

Scheduled Speakers

Short Comments from a New Member, by Jonathan Covington.

Abstract.  To be announced.  

Applications and Uses of CellChangeTimes[], by Dave Vasholz.

Abstract.   We'll discuss various interesting implementations and applications of this useful function.

Green Waves on a Red Sea: Part II, by Mel Friedman.

Abstract.   A system of boulevards defines an automobile transportation network for an arbitrary large city.  It is shown how the traffic lights can be synchronized so that once on the system of boulevards, an auto traveling at the recommended speed can get to within approximately half a mile of anyother point in the city stopping for no more than two traffic lights regardless of how large the city is.  The lights can be synchronized so that traffic flows equally well in the north-south and east-west directions (isotropic network) or the lights can be synchronized to favor one direction at the expense of other directions.  Since vehicles stop for just a few traffic lights, the described systems have maximum traffic flow.  Mathematica const ructed videos illustrate how the system works.

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

    Possible discussion on a hard copy of the Mission Statement and discussion on the meeting framework

Directions.  To get to the meeting room enter DeVry from the concourse side next to Century cafe. Go inside the Crystal Drive entrance of DeVry to reach the concourse.  Parking options:

    Curbside 2hr parking for $1.25/hour (usually available on Friday morning before 7:30)
    Park in Garage 17 ($5/hour; $10/day if arrive by 0900)
    Metro to Crystal City Station (if not familiar with Crystal City head to Crystal Blvd and walk south to the end building where DeVry is located)

Breakfast. Some members meet for breakfast in the concourse cafe public area arriving between 7:00am and 7:15am. There are several cafes available that have full breakfast selections at reasonable prices. We will have a MathSig sign at our table for you to locate us.

When you arrive at the DeVry 3rd floor (going up the stairs) just ask the desk officer for the Mathematica meeting room.

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