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
Beyond the basics
- Workshop notes for my first Mathematica: Beyond the Basics workshop.
/ Mathematica notebook)
Includes worked examples of how to do the following:
- Animate the limiting process of a secant line becoming a tangent
- 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
- 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
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.