**PHYSICS
SEMINAR
**

### Douglas
Young

Department of Physics

Mercer University

Wednesday,
August 29, 2001

Willet Science Center 109

**“Introduction
to SigmaPlot and Maple”
**

**Abstract:**
The Mercer Physics Department has recently purchased licenses for the computer
programs SigmaPlot and Maple. SigmaPlot is a scientific data-plotting program.
Maple is an analytic computation program that can compute both symbolic
and numerical solutions to mathematical expressions.
In order to facilitate the use of these programs in the department, this
seminar will introduce faculty and students on how to use both of the programs.
For the SigmaPlot program, importing and plotting data, formatting axes,
and manipulating data within the program will be some of the topics discussed.
For the Maple program, basic calculation, plotting, differentiation,
integration, linear algebra, and simple programming using Maple will be some of
the topics discussed.

*Please
join us for light refreshments at 4:15 in WSC 109.
*