MATH 132, 1999 D1
Mathematics IA (Advanced)
I | Axiomatic projective geometry | 6 lectures |
II | Quaternions | 4 lectures |
III | Vector algebra and geometry | 6 lectures |
IV | Sets, functions and relations | 8 lectures |
V | L^{A}TEX and Mathematica | 24 hours in a Computing Laboratory |
Computer accounts on `argus', accessible from the X-terminals in the BTech Computing Laboratory E6A-127, have been arranged for all students.
For the computing part of the course, there are many online manuals and documents.
The following book is a recommended as a reference that will be useful
to have readily available, both now and in future years:
`L^{A}TEX, A Document Preparation System' by Leslie Lamport,
Edition 2,
Addison-Wesley-Longman, 1994.
For Mathematica the manual is available online.
It can be purchased as a book:
`Mathematica, A System for doing Mathematics by Computer',
by Stephen Wolfram;
2nd edition,
or the slightly simplified
student version:
`Mathematica; The Student Book'.
Both are published by
Addison-Wesley-Longman.
Look at the links above for assignments from previous years.
The questions and answers use L^{A}TEX notation.
Click on the button at right to see the source coding.
Mathematicians use the greek alphabet as a source for special symbols.
You will need to know all the letters of the greek alphabet.
Exercise: Create a table showing the name of each letter,
and what it looks like, in both uppercase and lowercase.
Also include a column giving the TEX command to produce the letter.