MTH 592 Technology and Mathematical Communication

Spring 2004 - Department of Mathematics, University of Rhode Island

Instructor: Prof. O. Merino, Tyler 220, (401) 874 4442,

Units: 1 or 2 credits.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Meets: Tyler 101 lab. Time and day to be announced.

Evaluation: 70% homework, 20% final project, 10% attendance.

About the course This course is about written and electronic methods of communicating mathematics with emphasis on technology. The course is intended primarily for graduate students of the department of Mathematics of URI. Advanced undergraduate students of mathematics or math-ed, and graduate students of other areas may take the course with permission of the instructor.

Topics Techniques of written and electronic communication or mathematics, TeX and LaTeX, hypertext, internet, computer algebra systems,

Objectives At the end of the semester, you should be able to

  • post mathematical and pedagogical information on the internet.
  • use a computing algebra system such as {\it Maple}, to perform computations and to generate documents both on paper and in electronic form, and to produce web content.
  • produce mathematical documents for distribution both on paper and in electronic form, generated with TeX/LaTeX.
  • Evaluation The course may be registered as a 1 or 2 credit course. Students who opt for the 1 credit option are expected to fulfill either objectives 1 and 2, or objective 3. Students who choose the 2 credit option are expected to fulfill all 3 objectives. The final grade is computed as follows: Assignments (70%), Final Project (20%), and attendance (10%).