1996/1997 RIACA - INTERCITY SEMINAR

"HUMAN INTERACTION AND SYMBOLIC COMPUTATION"

Doel

Het doel van het seminar is de uitwisseling van ideeen en ervaringen op het vlak van interactief materiaal en computeralgebra. Er zijn momenteel een aantal plekken in Nederland waar hiervoor belangstelling is. Verschillende projecten zijn inmiddels gestart. We lopen daarbij allemaal in technologisch en didactisch opzicht tegen dezelfde problemen en vragen aan. Voor RIACA is HISC een van de belangrijke themas voor de komende jaren, en is het streven expertise op te bouwen met landelijke en internationale uitstraling. In het studiejaar 1996/1997 zal de nadruk liggen op onderwijs materiaal


Deelneming
Deelname aan het seminar staat open voor alle belangstellenden
Locatie
afwisselend TUE, UvA en UT
Frequentie
1 x per 2 maanden op nog vast te stellen dagen
Links naar vorige bijeenkomsten

Eerstvolgende Bijeenkomst

31 JANUARI 1997: 10:30 - 15:30 uur.

Locatie: Universiteit van Amsterdam
Faculteit WINS
Diamantslijperij, lokaal 302 (3e verdieping)
Nieuwe Achtergracht 170
Amsterdam

Dit is achter het hoge gebouw aan de Roetersstraat waar vroeger wiskunde zat. Per openbaar vervoer is de lokatie het eenvoudigst te bereiken via de metro, halte Weesperplein.

Programma

vanaf 10.15: Koffie nabij klaslokaal

10.30 - 12.30
Dr. Yu.A Kuznetsov (DSL/CWI/RIACA): Dynamical System Software
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:30
Dr. B. Sanctuary (McGill Univ.): Interactive Chemistry and Physics Tutorials

Toelichting

Ochtend
Presentation:
CONTENT is a new multi-platform software environment developed at CWI (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) to support detection, normal form analysis, and continuation of codim 1 and higher-codimension local and global bifurcations in dynamical systems and their visualization. It implements an interactively supported starter-generator-processor technique, allowing for switching between continuation of different solutions in the course of bifurcation analysis.

The basic feature of CONTENT is the support of numerical continuation of implicitly defined smooth curves in finite-dimensional spaces. It allows for the monitoring of scalar test functions along a curve, as well as detection and accurate location of points where these functions change sign. Such singular points are processed to generate initial data for the continuation of other curves emanating there. These curves can belong either to the same or to a different space. Various bifurcations in dynamical systems defined by ODEs and iterated maps can be handled by programming the defining functions and the relevant set of test functions, together with processing and starting routines to switch branches. The defining functions can be adapted from step to step along the curve.

CONTENT is characterized by

The talk will characterize the present state of the development of CONTENT and will give an outline of the future plans.

Yuri A. Kuznetsov
Born in USSR in 1957, PhD in 1986, research scholar at the Research Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushchino, Moscow Region), visiting professor at the Politecnico di Milano (1990-91), NWO visitor and researcher at the Dynamical Systems Laboratory of CWI/RIACA (from 1992).

Middag
Presentation:
First a 20 minute introduction will be presented on the motivation for and some results of the use of multimedia teaching. Following this, some demonstrations of tutorials will be given to give an idea of the type of things that can be programmed to put across the concepts of science.

Finally, the way the programming is actually done is presented. Basically this will be an introduction to Authorware Professional my Macromedia Inc.

Bryan Sanctuary
Born in England, grew up in Canada, PhD at UBC, Vancouver, Post doc at the Kamerlingh Onnes Lab, Assistant Prof 1972-74 at U of Wisconsin, Madison, 1976 to now at Chemistry dept at McGill U. in Montreal (full prof in 1986 not as it says in chembull as 1976). Theoretical chemist, interested in using multimedia to help improve teaching. From Sept 96 to March 15,97 spending part of my sabbatical at Physics dept Leiden.

uw bijdrage aan het intercity seminar wordt zeer op prijs gesteld. Neeem hiervoor contact op met André Heck (heck@can.nl, 020 5255723)

Coordinatoren

Arjeh Cohen (amc@win.tue.nl)
André Heck (heck@can.nl)
Stephan van Gils/Adri van der Meer (A.W.J.vanderMeer@math.utwente.nl)


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