Mathematica – Summer 2016

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Workshop Materials

Logistics

Dates and Times

June 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24
M W 2:00pm to 4:00pm
F 12:00pm to 2:00pm
(Total 12 hours)

Location

Franklin Hall Room 106 (FH 106)
Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Contact: George Dekermenjian (dekermge@lacitycollege.edu or 323-953-4000 ext. 2808)

Content

  1. Mathematica Basics
  2. Lists and Rules
  3. Solving Equations and Inequalities
  4. Working with Functions
  5. Visualizing Functions
  6. Calculus with Mathematica
  7. Interactive Manipulation

Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to

  1. explain the basics of Mathematica and the Wolfram Language.
  2. perform computations with numerical and symbolic expressions.
  3. manipulate and generate lists to write efficient code
  4. use rules to simplify, reduce, and evaluate symbolic expressions
  5. extend the Wolfram Language by defining their own symbols and functions
  6. solve equations and inequalities numerically and symbolically
  7. create visualizations of curves defined by functions or equations (in R2 and R3)
  8. create visualizations of surfaces defined by functions or equations (in R2 and R3)
  9. create interactive visualizations using the Manipulate command