I am working on other projects and will get around to making this more interesting in due course, RSN.

- RSN = ``
**r**eal**s**oon**n**ow'' ; or - ``
**R**ather**S**ooner than**N**ever'' - ``
**R**oss is**S**low at**N**ew things''

In the mean time, here are links to some other local web-pages:

- Maths Dept. Picture Gallery
- Vacation Scholars 1995
- Vacation Scholars 1996
- Bush Band
- Mathematical Sculpture
- Jane Austen Society
- Feathered Friends
- Mathematics at Macquarie...Staff
- Mathematics at Macquarie...Current Research

- MATH 130 Mathematics 1E
- MATH 132 Mathematics 1A (Advanced)
- MATH 337 D1 Algebra IIIA (daytime)
- MATH 337 E1 Algebra IIIA (evening)

This program, written in Perl, is for translating documents
marked-up using LaTeX-like syntax into well-structured HTML pages.

It works with Unix, Linux, Windows-NT, OS/2 and even DOS.

Originally devised by Nikos Drakos, this has been extended
to become a really useful translation tool, producing very nice
images of mathematics (for instance), and capable of handling
quite intricate technical documents.

See the
online manual
for details.

The above course descriptions, and the exercise sheets and solutions to which they link, were prepared using this tool.

Here are some more examples, created locally:

- National Symposium in Mathematics
- a Geo-Mathematics paper
- Quantum Groups, see below
- Xy-pic User's Guide, see below

Written originally by Kristoffer Rose, (of DIKU, Denmark) it has undergone extensive revision and extension over the past couple of years.

Basically, Kris provides the computing structures while I contribute mathematical ideas; though sometimes it is the other way round.

Check out the Xy-pic Home Page

Peruse the Xy-pic User's Guide to see the power and versatility of these macros.

From the younger continents in the world, it may be easier to visit Kris Rose's home: Xy-pic at BRICS.

Try here to get the latest version of Xy-pic, version 3.7: local ftp site.

Alternatively a CTAN site may be more convenient:

- by ftp, from a mirror site in Australia: UNSW, Sydney.
- by ftp: Univ of Queensland.
- use the search engine (very convenient!): .
- or find the one nearest you.

Indeed, here is a **QuickTime** movie
of such a reconstructed inclusion surface, viewed from different angles,
so apparently rotating:
Spiral Movie (354k) .

Other uses of *Mathematica* for Geo-physical modelling
are described in a
Geo-Mathematics paper, to be published in a special volume of
*Computers & Geosciences*, late in 1999.

Here is a *Mathematica* Notebook containing frames for a movie of a reconstruction of foliation surfaces forming a ``millipede'' microstructure:
Millipede (431k)

Here are some **QuickTime** movies of the same thing,
sectioned in different ways:

For viewing QuickTime movies on various platforms, I recommend:

- Macintosh:
**Simple Player**, or many other utils. - Unix: XAnim Rev 2.69.7.7,(2 May 95), by Mark Podlipec.
- Unix: XAnim Rev 2.68.5,(23 Aug 94), by Mark Podlipec.
- Windows:
**QuickTime for Windows**

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Work Phone: +61 2 850 8955

Internet: ross@ics.mq.edu.au

MPCE Home PageRoss Moore / Mathematics Department / ross@ics.mq.edu.auross@ics.mq.edu.au : 18 Jan 1995