[mandelbrot set] MATH 2,000!

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This tutorial was designed to be experienced on a PC in a ItaP PC lab like LAEB B-286 or on a math dept SUN in one of the math dept computer labs. If you plan to use a ItaP PC, here are some preliminary things to read before you go to a ItaP PC lab.

After you've had a look at the above two pages, you are ready to begin. Go to a ItaP PC, open Netscape and point it to this page. Click on the first link below and you are off.

Course materials

Special topics for ItaP PC's.

Topics for math SUN's or ItaP PC's.

More about the course...


Reference material

Harold Boas at Texas A & M has created a thorough and well crafted online tutorial for most of the topics mentioned above. See


Another handy URL is the Math Dept Network News at


Some good books:

  1. MAPLE V Flight Manual, Ellis, Johnson, Lodi, Schwalbe, Brooks/Cole, 1992 (This book comes with the student version of MAPLE).
  2. Introduction to Maple, Andre Heck, Springer-Verlag, 1993.
  3. The student edition of MATLAB, Version 4 User's Guide, the Math Works, Inc., D. Hanselman, B. Littlefield, 1995.
  4. The Joy of TeX, 2nd Edition, M. Spivak, Amer. Math. Soc., 1990.
  5. LaTeX for everyone, Jane Hahn, Prentice Hall, 1993.
  6. A guide to LaTeX 2e Helmut Kopka and Patrick Daly, Addison-Wesley, 1995.
  7. Learning the UNIX operating system, 3rd Edition, G. Todino, J. Strang, J. Peek, O'Reilly and Associates, 1993.
  8. UNIX in a Nutshell, D. Gilly, O'Reilly and Associates, 1986.