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A manual for using
MATLAB in a course on Ordinary Differential Equations. The third
edition was published in July, 2003.
It completely describes
two special MATLAB routines.
plots direction fields for
single, first order ODEs, and allows the user to plot solution
plots vector fields for planar autonomous systems. It allows
the user to plot solution curves in the phase plane, and it also enables
a variety of time plots of the solution. It will also find equilibrium
points and plot separatrices.
versions of dfield and pplane are available
for use on the internet.
||IAS / PCMI
Institute for Advanced Study / Park City
The PCMI is a
unique institute aimed at improving communication between the various groups
involved in teaching, learning, and research in mathematics. It conducts
programs at the highest level in research, education at the graduate and
undergraduate levels, and in high school teacher enhancement, but there
is an additional emphasis put on the connections between these activities.
The 2010 Summer Session will meet in Park City, Utah from June 27 to July
17. The research topic will be Image Processing.
NonEuclid is an interactive program for studying hyperbolic geometry.
It is a java applet, so it can be used through your browser. It is
being developed by Joel
Castellanos, supported by the PCMI.
A course taught to high school teachers during the Summer Session of
the PCMI at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ in
1996. It was taught again in 2000.
Based on a course taught to high school teachers during the Summer
Session of the PCMI at Park City, UT in 1994. It was also taught in
holo is a MATLAB function that enables the visualization of
Information about my forebears.
- Spring 2011:
Calculus of Variations
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Last modified: Tuesday, October 23, 2007