Powertools for the mathematician of the 21st century
Take this web based course any old time.
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.
Special topics for ItaP PC's.
Topics for math SUN's or ItaP PC's.
More about the course...
A quick introduction to Netscape and the WORLD WIDE WEB.
A quick introduction to UNIX and e-mail using pine in
an X-window environment.
How to edit a file using pico
MAPLE, from symbolic manipulation to animated 3d-graphics.
MATLAB and a new outlook on linear algebra.
Mathematics into type: AmSTeX and LaTeX.
Excel for keeping grade records
How to install your very own home page
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:
- MAPLE V Flight Manual, Ellis, Johnson, Lodi, Schwalbe,
Brooks/Cole, 1992 (This book comes with the student version of MAPLE).
- Introduction to Maple, Andre Heck, Springer-Verlag, 1993.
- The student edition of MATLAB, Version 4 User's Guide, the Math
Works, Inc., D. Hanselman, B. Littlefield, 1995.
- The Joy of TeX, 2nd Edition, M. Spivak, Amer. Math. Soc., 1990.
- LaTeX for everyone, Jane Hahn, Prentice Hall, 1993.
- A guide to LaTeX 2e Helmut Kopka and Patrick Daly, Addison-Wesley,
- Learning the UNIX operating system, 3rd Edition, G. Todino, J. Strang,
J. Peek, O'Reilly and Associates, 1993.
- UNIX in a Nutshell, D. Gilly, O'Reilly and Associates, 1986.