Duration: 2 terms
Number of lectures per week: No lectures, practicals only
Assessment: Assignments
End-of-year Examination: None
The course has 4 main aims:
To offer a taste of the software facilities that may be useful
To introduce the programming (html or php; C or C++)
To introduce the L^{A}T_{E}X system for printing mathematics.
The course is entirely practical in character. At the end of the course you should be able to use a Unix system with confidence; should be able to use the spreadsheets for simple data organisation tasks; to use Mathematica for basic calculus and linear algebra computations; for accessing the World-Wide-Web, and for other purposes; should be able to create a basic web page and write simple programs in C++; and should be able to present mathematical documents in L^{A}T_{E}X.
Nov 8, 2008