Mathematics 108: Introduction to Mathematical Computation (with Maple)

The objective of this class is to learn to use the computer as a tool for thinking about and solving mathematics problems, and to do as much such thinking and solving as possible. We will use Maple, a general purpose program available on Unix workstations, Macs, and PC's.

Syllabus | Maple | Computing help | Department of Mathematics

Jim Carlson | Eric Marland

Course outline.

  1. Introduction
  2. Finding the length of a curve
  3. Finding the area of a figure
  4. Finding areas probabalistically
  5. Drawing a curve through a given set of points
  6. Finding roots, I
  7. Finding roots, II
  8. A model from population biology
  9. Finding the termperature of a thin metal plate

Assignments: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6