AS/SC/MATH 2042.03

Symbolic Computation Laboratory

Formerly known as ACMS2040.06

This course introduces students to symbolic computational languages and uses these to illustrate and reinforce topics covered in first- and second-year courses in calculus and linear algebra. The course will be run on microcomputers using DERIVE and MAPLE. Topics may include matrices, inverses, determinants, eigenvalues, linear equations, quadratic forms, complex algebra, derivatives and integrals, graphing of functions, asymptotes, Taylor's series, ordinary differential equations, gradient, Laplacian, integral theorems. Enrollment is limited to 24 students per section.

The text will be announced later. The book MapleV Language Reference manuel Springer-Verlag, is a good reference for MAPLE.