December 28, 2006
Mark Senn

free MathReader software to display Mathematica notebooks

The following are links to Mathematica notebooks. To use them

2. start Mathematica
• on ECN Windows computers: do Start => Programs => ECN Software => Mathematica 5.1 => Mathematica
• on ECN Sun computers: type mathematica
3. do File => Open and open the file
4. do Kernel => Delete All Output
5. do Kernel => Evaluation => Evaluate Notebook

bird.nb (the z.gif animation it produces)

An abstract bird-like thing "flying".
Keywords:
animated GIF
3D graphics
birthday.nb
In a group of 23 people, odds are a little better than 50-50 that two or more people will have the same birthday.
Keywords:
2D graphics
probability
simulation
symbolic mathematics
The odds of guessing which atom in the universe I'm thinking of now are far better than finding a group of 365 random people (from an infinite number of people) who have different birthdays.
sc.nb
One hour short course.
Keywords:
2D graphics
3D graphics
notebook
numeric mathematics
probability (one 12-sided vs. two 6-sided dice)
simulation
symbolic mathematics
SlideShow.nb
An overview of Mathematica including very a simple comparison of Maple, MATLAB, and Mathematica symbolic math.
SurfaceOfRevolution.nb

This uses the SurfaceOfRevolution.m Mathematica Add-On. The notebook is already evaluated. Do not do Kernel => Delete All Output or Kernel => Evaluation => Evaluate Notebook unless you have the Add-On installed.

Show curve in 2D, show curve in 3D, show animation of rotating curve around line to make a surface of revolution.
Keywords:
2D graphics
3D graphics
surface of revolution
SurfaceOfRevolution[]
Needs more work, in particular I want to remove mesh, add line that curve is rotated around, and put curve in red so it wan be seen as it rotates around.