Electronic Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

Orlando, Florida, November 17-20, 1994

Paper P009

An Advanced Mathematics Course Using Mathematica and TEX

Sidney Graham

Michican Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931


The course of the title is a new course begun in the fall of 1993. The course material is presented in Mathematica notebooks, and it is aimed at advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. The material includes topics such as generating functions, asymptotic formulas, Euler-Maclaurin summation, and binomial coefficients. Students have some flexibility in their choice of topics, and we are trying to increase their flexibility by developing notebooks in other topics such as number theory, algebra, and combinatorics. In the poster session, I will demonstrate some of the lessons and discuss the philosophy of the course. I will also discuss plans for the future of the course. Partial funding for this project was supplied by the National Security Agency and by the Office of the Provost at MTU.

Keyword(s): Mathematica, abstract algebra, discrete mathematics, number theory