MATH 233, 1997 -- Mathematics II Advanced
Computer accounts on `titanic', accessible from the machines in E6A-123, have been arranged for all students.
A major aim of this unit is to acquaint students with some of the high-powered computing software that is now becoming a standard tool for the modern mathematician and engineer.
Specific topics have been chosen which are suitable both theoretical study and for practical programming exercises.
Students are not expected to become masters of the specific programming software which will be used. (This would be a pointless aim, since such software is not static; being subject to continuous updating as improved techniques are developed and machines become more powerful.) Rather the aim is to develop sufficient familiarity to be able to use the computer as a tool to help explore mathematical ideas and solve some specific mathematical problems.