Introduction to Maple
Basic Information on Math 502
Call No. 2824, Spring 2006
January 23, 2006
revised January 24, 2006
TIME OF MEETING:  Mon & Wed 4:15  5:35 

PLACE:  Earth Science 146 

INSTRUCTOR:

W. F. Hammond, ES 137B
 Phone: 4424625
 Email: hammond @ math.albany.edu
 Web: http://math.albany.edu/~hammond/
 Office hours: Mon. & Wed. 3:00  3:55, or by appt.



TEXT:

André Heck, Introduction to Maple, 3rd Edition,
 Springer Verlag, 2003; ISBN 0387002308



PREREQUISITE:  Undergraduate background 
COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This course uses the particular computer program Maple
to provide an introduction to the use of general purpose computer
algebra systems for mathematical support in the study of mathematics
and subjects that use mathematics.
GRADING
Event  Weight  Date 
Final examination  100  Wed., May 17, 3:30  5:30 
Midterm test  50  date to be announced 
Written assignments (5 @ 10 each)  50  as announced 
Total weight  200 
ATTENDANCE:
Attendance at class meetings is a requirement for passing the
course unless the student has made other arrangements with the
instructor. Unexcused absence may result in failure or grade
reduction.