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Submitted by coveyte on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:54

These are the initial links to support your work in Math 299s including information about:

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- Finding Computational Resources on Campus
- Using Mathematica
- Using LaTeX
- Other Computational Systems
- Geogebra, https://www.geogebra.org/ (free)
- Desmos, https://www.desmos.com/ (free)
- Sage, http://www.sagemath.org/ (open source)
- Maple, http://www.maplesoft.com/products/maple/

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There are several professional mathematical organizations that can provide additional resources:

- American Mathematical Society (AMS), http://ams.org
- Mathematical Association of America (MAA), http://maa.org including the undergraduate Math Horizons magazine
- Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), http://www.siam.org/
- Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), www.awm-math.org/

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You can find a list of the computers on campus with these computational programs here: http://www.cwu.edu/its-css/cwu-student-lab-software

Mathematica is a product of Wolfram Alpha. They have provided great documentation within the actual program, start by going to "Help" and searching within the "Documentation" section to see information about different commands and find different examples.

Please note CWU has Mathematica Version 8 loaded on campus computers.

- Keyboard Shortcuts when using Mathematica
- All functions in Mathematica are capitalized. This includes commands like Plot and Integrate, but also traditional functions like Sin and Cos. Even constants like E and Pi should be capitalized.
- Brackets [ ] are (to my knowledge) used only for opening and closing functions.
- Braces { } are (to my knowledge) used only for grouping arguments together (see Plot for example).
- Parentheses ( ) are (to my knowledge) used only in the familiar way to override order of operations.

Using LaTex

'*'Using LaTeX has many added benefits in addition to just making documents look "pretty." It also adds in critical thinking skills and provides students with basic programming skills. A student that took my Probability course last year and then took a C++ programming course with me last spring said that he was better able to write programs in C++ because he was used to passing parameters in LaTeX. *'' - Dr. Linhart

- Share LaTeX (https://www.sharelatex.com/) - cloud based LaTeX editor with videos and how-to's
- Overleaf (https://www.overleaf.com/) - cloud based LaTeX editor with a lot of templates
- LaTeX Project (https://latex-project.org/) with a list of places to download LaTeX (https://latex-project.org/ftp.html)

- An interactive introduction to LaTeX, by the people who created LaTeX
- An other introduction to LaTeX: Getting Started, Typing Math, and Miscellany
- LaTeX guides/ documentation by LaTeX Project
- Wikibooks - http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX

- Wikibooks - http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX
- Symbols:
- LaTeX Cheat Sheets with a complete list of symbols here!
- Detexify - Draw a symbol and it returns the TeX.
- Web Equation: Same idea, for the slightly less patient who want to write entire lines (instead of symbol-by-symbol look up)
- Symbol look up by actual mathematical name

- TeX Stackexchange - Question and answer site for TeX enthusiasts.
- Excel into Tex Tables- http://www.tablesgenerator.com/
- Templates
- http://www.latextemplates.com/: Lots of useful templates, for various uses of LaTeX... REALLY beautiful stuff here!
- http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/: Lots of useful code for examples/inspiration

- Beamer (Power Point like presentations in .tex):
- Download Beamer here
- Beamer Theme Matrix - Pick the most prettiest colors for your Beamer presentation.
- A nice set of resources, https://edward-kim-math.github.io/resources.html

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