Electronic Proceedings of the Twentysecond Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsChicago, Illinois, March 1114, 2010Paper S118
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Scientific Computation 101 
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To improve our undergraduate mathematics program, the presenter developed a projectbased 200level scientific computation course for our majors. This course makes use of free/opensource software rather than commercial packages so that students can install the software on their own computers and work on projects outside of the classroom. Several department members have also integrated opensource mathematics software packages into
calculus, differential equations, and abstract algebra courses. The presenter will discuss our new scientific computation course and present examples of using TEMATH, Octave, Sage, and Visual Python in all of these courses.
Keyword(s): software