October 12-21, 2004 --- Classes 13-16 Final Project, Introduction to Mathematica
Activities:
Final Project
It is time to start thinking about your final project. Some
of you may have a problem related to your research that can
be used for the project. If not, there may be some problem
that interests you that would serve as a project. If you
don't have an idea of your own, you might like to look through
our text book. If there is a chapter that we will not cover,
you might find some homework problems that can be combined to
make a project. The book also has some suggestions for
projects. Some of these, even in chapters will will cover some
of may make suitable projects. So start to think about what
you want to do, because in a couple of weeks, I will be asking
everyone to get their project approved by me.
Introduction to Mathematica
An eight page handout on Mathematica was distributed.
Over the next four classes we will go through the handout
and the examples it contains.
On 10/12, we stopped after the discussion of how to create a function
that can be used to define a random walk. We also plotted the walk
using the ListPlot function. In the next class, we will elaborate a
bit and then continue with Sec. H. at the top of page 5.