Welcome to Math 250, Mathematical Computing, this Spring 2023!

## Course Information

- Course Syllabus
- Read Letters from past students
- Course Calendar
- Course Content, including a list of topics covered, in-class tutorials, and homework assignments.
- Information about the Course Projects.
- Our discussion board will be on Discord.

## Office hours:

Office hours is the time that instructors set aside outside of class time for students to come and ask questions. I am happy to help you with your homework, project, and other class-related questions or concerns. Office hours this semester are Mondays 9:30–10:30am (on Zoom) and Thursdays 12:30–1:30 in Kiely 606. If those times don't work for you, send me an email or DM and we'll set up a time that works for you.

## Inspiring links:

- Wolfram Demonstrations Project — Browse to see what Mathematica can do.
- Wolfram Blog: Using Mathematica to solve real-world problems.
- Amazing Curated FAQ about Mathematica on StackExchange
- Mathematical Animations by Clayton Shonkwiler, including his Mathematica source code
- Mathematical Animations by Matt Henderson, including his Mathematica source code
- Past columns by Donald Piele
- An introduction to and bibliography about combinatorial games
- Project Euler, a list of math problems hard to solve without a computer.

## Additional online resources from Wolfram:

- Wolfram's fast introduction for programmers
- Mathematica screencasts
- Mathematica courses
- Interactive course: An Elementary Introduction to the Wolfram Language

## Books about Mathematica:

*Computational Recreations in Mathematica*by Ilan Vardi — A moderate-to-advanced resource with topics similar to those in this class.*Mathematica in Action*by Stan Wagon — A beginning-to-moderate introductory resource with additional topics you might decide to investigate.*An Introduction to Programming with Mathematica*by Paul Wellin, Richard Gaylord, and Samuel Kamin — A moderate introduction to programming in Mathematica.*The Student's Introduction to MATHEMATICA*by Bruce F. Torrence and Eve A. Torrence — Introduction to and examples of Mathematica in Calculus, Precalculus, and Linear Algebra.*Computational discrete mathematics : combinatorics and graph theory with Mathematica*by Sriram Pemmaraju and Steven Skiena — A guide for using Mathematica to do combinatorics and graph theory.*Schaum's Outline of Mathematica*by Eugene Don — A beginner's introduction to using Mathematica for calculations.*Mathematica by Example*by Martha L. Abell and James P. Braselton — A book guiding you through learning Mathematica by example.*Mathematica Navigator: Mathematics, Statistics and Graphics*by Heikki Ruskeepaa — An introductory-to-moderate general resource, mostly for calculations.- Advanced examples of what Mathematica can do
*Mathematica for Scientists and Engineers*by Thomas B. Bahder — An advanced resource to understand how to use Mathematica to solve research problems.