hard at work in the Finkbeiner Reading room under the watchful gaze of
Hilbert, Noether and Courant.
Here is an example of a
computer-based exercise given to introductory Calculus students this year:
In Judy Holdener's Calculus
C course, four major projects focus on the use of Maple as a mathematical
tool. One such project involved learning about parametrics,
a way of describing curves and lines in two dimensions.
Once we students had grasped
the concept, we were told to get creative--to apply our knowledge by making
pictures with pure mathematics.
is another (obvious) use of Math Department computers. This image is the
result of a final project for Prof. Benjamin Shults' Introduction to Computer
example of ray-tracing three dimensional rendering, it was created by a