Introductory and Intermediate 5-day courses in Mathematica
Holiday Inn Resort Summit County in Frisco, Colorado

RMM is in a holding pattern.
No courses are currently scheduled.


Instructors

(Ed Packel and Stan Wagon are Wolfram-certified/independent Mathematica trainers):

Ed Packel, Volwiler Professor of Mathematics
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL 60045; packel@lakeforest.edu

Stan Wagon, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN 55105; wagon@macalester.edu

Course Description:
The courses are designed for users and teachers of mathematics and other scientific subjects who wish to enhance their use of Mathematica for presentations, projects, teaching and research. The introductory course is for people whose experience with Mathematica ranges from none to some casual use; the intermediate course will focus on programming and the numerical, symbolic, and graphical issues that arise when trying to write efficient general-purpose routines. Both courses will use examples, often from calculus, with the following goals:

  • To use, modify, and create Mathematica code for a variety of symbolic, numerical and graphical computations (including three-dimensional plots and animations) relevant to calculus and other mathematical applications.
  • To create instructive and robust presentations and demonstrations using the new features of Version 7, especially the Manipulate command and the various databases now included with Mathematica.
  • To help participants in discovering and completing worthwhile Mathematica projects during and after the workshop.
The introductory course will also address pedagogical issues involving classroom and laboratory use of Mathematica. Topics from numerical analysis, linear algebra, differential equations, discrete mathematics and statistics will be discussed in both courses. The instructors also have experience in industrial applications and non-academic users of Mathematica are encouraged to attend. There is ample time for the instructors to help participants with individual Mathematica projects. Version 7 has many new features and capabilities. Accordingly, significant time will be spent on how best to use them in new applications and on the improvement of previously written code.

Fees and Accommodations:
  • Registration fee: $825 (includes tuition, use of Mathematica, and complete course notes on disk). The fee for returning RMM participants from earlier years is $725.
  • Late registration (after June 1): An additional $50.
  • Participants must bring a computer able to run Mathematica 6 or 7. Mathematica 7 can be installed if necessary for the duration of the workshop.
  • A few rental computers may be available.
  • Reduced rate accommodations are available at the Holiday Inn Resort Summit County in Frisco, CO [1-970-668-5000]. Callers should specify Rocky Mountain Mathematica to get group rates.
The Holiday Inn has also guaranteed the discount rate for additional consecutive nights prior to or after course based on availability. Arrangements are suitable for accompanying family members and friends. There will be morning and evening lectures and workshops with free time in the afternoons to enjoy the spectacular high mountain environment. So come early and enjoy Summit County's numerous summer festivities.


Links for Additonal Information:

Registration Form

Tentative Daily Schedule

Syllabus for the Introductory Course

Syllabus for the Intermediate Course

Travel Information

Local and Recreational Information

Additional Testimonials and Encouragement

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For Further Information:
Introductory Course-->Contact Ed Packel
Intermediate Course-->Contact Stan Wagon

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