Mathematical Sciences Testing Center & Computer Lab




Math Placement Test and Proctored Testing


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For information about Proctered Testing, please contact Catherine Sausville at csausvil@gmu.edu.




Scientific Computing Workshops


The aim of this series of workshops is to provide a basic foundation in scientific computing. Topics to be covered include LaTeX, Wolfram Mathematica, and Mathworks Matlab. Computers will be provided. Only basic competency with computing is assumed.

Questions and suggestions on possible new topics should be addressed to Ratna Khatri at rkhatri3@masonlive.gmu.edu.

Everyone is Welcome to Attend!

We will meet most Fridays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in Exporatory Hall, Room 4107.

 

Spring 2017

 

Note: Registration is mandatory.

 

DateTopic Registration Link
Feb 17, 2017 Matlab (I)
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Feb 24, 2017 Matlab (II)
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Mar 03, 2017 Mathematica (I)
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Mar 10, 2017 Mathematica (II)
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Mar 24, 2017 3D Printing
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Apr 07, 2017 Mathematica (III)
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Apr 14, 2017 Matlab (III)
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Apr 21, 2017 LaTeX (I)
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Apr 28, 2017 LaTeX (II)
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FALL 2016

Notice: Registration is mandatory.


DateTopic
September 16th, 2016 Matlab (I)
September 23rd, 2016 Mathematica (I)
September 30th, 2016 LaTeX (I)
October 7th, 2016 Matlab (I)
October 14th, 2016 3D Printing
October 21st, 2016 Matlab (II)
October 28th, 2016 Mathematica (II)
November 4th, 2016 Mathematica (III)
November 11th, 2016 MATLAB (III)
November 18th, 2016 LaTeX (II)
SPRING 2016
DateTopic
February 5th, 2016 LaTeX (I)
February 26th, 2016 Introduction to Python
Postponed LaTeX (II)
March 18th, 2016 Mathematica
March 25th, 2016 Introduction to HTML and Web Site Design
April 1st, 2016 Matlab (I)
TBA 3D Printing
TBA Virtual Reality

FALL 2015

Notice: Registration is now manditory!

DateTopic
September 18th, 2015 LaTeX (I)
October 2nd, 2015 Introduction to Python
October 9th, 2015 LaTeX (II)
October 16th, 2015 Mathematica
October 23rd, 2015 (Rescheduled!)
October 30th, 2015 Introduction to HTML and Web Site Design
November 6th, 2015 Matlab (I)



Session Descriptions


MATLAB I: This workshop will cover the basics of MATLAB. By the end of this workshop, attendants will get familiar with basic level arithmetic, data structures, and some matrix algebra. We will cover for/while loops if time permits. Only basic competency with computers is assumed.

MATLAB II: This workshop will cover user-defined functions. Basic competency with MATLAB is assumed.

MATLAB III: This workshop will cover data visualization. Basic competency with MATLAB is assumed.

Mathematica I: This workshop will cover the basics of Mathematica. By the end of this workshop, attendants will get familiar with basic level arithmetic, data structures, and some matrix algebra

Mathematica II: This workshop will cover basics of Calculus and Matrix Algebra. Only basic competency with Mathematica is assumed.

Mathematica III: This workshop will cover data visualization. Only basic competency with Mathematica is assumed.

LaTeX I: This workshop will cover the basics of latex including installation and basic commands. By the end of this workshop, attendants will be able to put together a basic document containing properly typeset equations. We will also cover enumerations and lists if time permits. This would be useful for homework, writing papers, creating resumes, etc. Only basic competency with computers is assumed.

LaTeX II: We will go more in depth on LaTeX's features. These include tables, figures, subfigures, and more advanced mathematical typesetting. We will also discuss creating custom, user-defined commands. Basic competency with LaTeX is assumed

LaTeX III: This session will cover using LaTeX to create technical presentations using Beamer. Basic competency with LaTeX is assumed

3D Printing: This workshop will give an overview of 3D Printing. We will discuss application of 3D Printing in Mathematics and demonstrate how to design a print-ready object. The designs created by the attendants will be printed at the GMU Math MakerLab and displayed in the Mathematics Department. Only Basic competency with computers is assumed.

HTML: This workshop covers basic html and css. This session will be demonstration driven so that you will have a working website by the end. After the sites are created, we will upload your websites to the Mason servers for others to view. Only basic competency with computers is assumed.

Python: This workshop will cover the basics of the Python programming lanaguage. We will focus on the basic programming principles of Python as well as more general programming practices. By the end of the workshop, attendants should be able to develop efficient code for a wide range of problems commonly encountered in science and mathematics. Only basic competency with computers is assumed.