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Here are some pages I have prepared for my students and other faculty members to help them learn to use Mathematica quickly.

Despite the title here, these are not meant to be detailed tutorials. They are meant to be quick examples of how to do things that might be useful in a college math class.

These are still under construction, so everything isn't here yet. Be patient...

Introductory material

Beyond the basics

  • Workshop notes for my first Mathematica: Beyond the Basics workshop. (standard html / Mathematica notebook) Includes worked examples of how to do the following:
    • Animate the limiting process of a secant line becoming a tangent line.
    • Illustrates an interesting limit problem from Stewart's Calculus Concepts and Contexts.
    • Develops a program to generate "fake" data for students to use in least-square curve fitting exercises.
  • discontinuousPlot - A very cool function I have written that allows you to plot functions with all sorts of discontinuities and have the breaks show up properly on the graph (does not differentiate between open and closed endpoints yet, however). (Mathematica notebook)
  • Style sheet for use in making up tests (includes automatic numbering and a few other things). Warning: This is not complete yet. I will gradually work on this until I have one that I like. You are welcome to borrow it if you find it of use. I do ask that if you make any particularly useful changes to it, that you send me a copy of your revised version. (Mathematica stylesheet - store in your "Wolfram Research\Mathematica\4.1\SystemFiles\FrontEnd\StyleSheets" directory under Windows, usually found under C:\Program Files.)
  • Check out the General Labs section under Labs for some interesting labs (in addition to my course-specific labs). One of the goals for these labs is to use the numerical, graphical, and symbolic capabilities of Mathematica together to examine a topic.

This webpage was created by Marcus McGuff
and is Copyright © 2002.
It was last updated on
May 12, 2003 .