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
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL 60045; firstname.lastname@example.org
Stan Wagon, Professor
of Mathematics and Computer Science
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN 55105; email@example.com
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
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.
- 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
- 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.
Fees and Accommodations:
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.
- 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.
Links for Additonal Information:
Tentative Daily Schedule
Syllabus for the Introductory Course
Syllabus for the Intermediate Course
Local and Recreational Information
Additional Testimonials and Encouragement
Rocky Mountain Mathematica Photo Gallery
- Taking a break on the recreation day (RMM 2005): Terry Hipsher, Fiona
MacLachlan, Ruth Dover, Rick Wahl.
- Guy Besson and Jerzy Mogilski at summit of Atlantic Peak, 13841 feet elevation, but never too high to ponder Mathematica! (Photo: Stan Wagon at RMM 2008)
- 2003 climbers Paul, Ed, and Sam at the top of Mount Travers (Stan took the photo)
- Successful RMM2001 climbers brush up on their computational number theory
- A candid shot of some 1999 RMM pioneers
- Four of Ed and Stan's Former Students--Mathematica with an Altitude!!
- Five happy climbers from RMM 2000 at the summit of Peak W in the Gore Range
- Bring the whole family
- The start of Joan's hike at RMM 2000
- Stan and Two Union College Stalwarts
- Joan's hikers back in the parking lot, RMM 2000
- Jeremy King (left), course assistant from Lake Forest College--he can climb, too
- A much deserved reward for completing the ascent
- Ed and Stan sharing a Mathematica moment
- How did I get myself into this?
- What better place to read "Animating Calculus"?
- Course veteran Ralph Miles finds humor in "The Mathematica Book"
- Look Ma! No Hands!
- Hard at work in the Introductory Lab
- Action in the back row of the Intermediate Workshop
- In the midst of the Introductory Workshop
- 1998 through 2001 Course assistant Ann Serdynski surrounded by eager participants
- Family hiking time during the Thursday break
For Further Information:
Introductory Course-->Contact Ed Packel
Intermediate Course-->Contact Stan Wagon
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