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= Using Open Source Software for Undergraduate Courses = === Organizers === * KarlDieter Crisman [email protected] * Marshall Hampton [email protected] * David Joyner [email protected] === Session Description === The open source software paradigm provides freely available and freely modifiable software to anyone with an internet connection, including much mathematics software. Some of the most familiar to the math community are LaTeX and the Firefox web browser, but there are many other highquality projects as well. Two reasons this software is appropriate for use in the undergraduate curriculum are its affordability for institutions where this is a limiting factor, and the ability for advanced students with programming experience to see the inner workings of, contribute to, and improve upon software they constantly use. This panel will describe and demonstrate a variety of successful uses of open source software in contexts ranging from the introductory classroom to senior projects. === Panelists === * David Joyner, US Naval Academy, [[http://sage.math.washington.edu/home/wdj/sagedays/ams2009/talks/joynersageanddiffyqteaching.pdf  Differential Equations with Sage]] * John Verzani, CUNY, [[http://sage.math.washington.edu/home/wdj/sagedays/ams2009/talks/verzaniRinIntroStats.pdf  Introductory Statistics with R]] * Michael Gage, University of Rochester, [[http://sage.math.washington.edu/home/wdj/sagedays/ams2009/talks/gagewebwork2009_JMM.pdf  Webwork]] * Robert Miller, University of Washington, Undergraduate Research and Open Source === MAA blurb === Using Open Source Software for Undergraduate Course, Tuesday 1:00 p.m.–2:20 p.m., organized by KarlDieter Crisman, Gordon College; Marshall Hampton, University of Minnesota, Duluth; and David Joyner, United States Naval Academy. The open source software paradigm provides freely available and freely modifiable software to anyone with an internet connection, including much mathematics software. Some of the most familiar to the math community are LaTeX and the Firefox web browser, but there are many other highquality projects as well. Two reasons this software is appropriate for use in the undergraduate curriculum are its affordability for institutions where this is a limiting factor, and the ability for advanced students with programming experience to see the inner workings of, contribute to, and improve upon software they constantly use. This panel will describe and demonstrate a variety of successful uses of open source software in contexts ranging from the introductory classroom to senior projects. Panelists will include: John Verzani, CUNY, “Introductory Statistics with R”; Michael Gage, University of Rochester, WebWorK; and David Joyner, Differential Equations with Sage. 
AMS 2008 Booth
There will be a Sage booth at the winter joint mathematics meeting in San Diego. There will be a coding sprint at the booth.
The main booth organizer is William Stein.
AMS/MAA Joint Meetings 2009 Booth
There will be a Sage booth at the winter joint mathematics meeting in Washington, DC, January 5  8, 2009.
Please add your name below if you are planning on attending and can help out in the booth:
 Marshall Hampton
 David Joyner
 David Harvey
 Mike Hansen
 Jason Grout
Please add your name below if you will be at the meetings, and even just plan on stopping by.
 Kiran Kedlaya
AMS Special Session on Sage and Mathematical Research Using Open Source Software
The purpose of this session is to bring together those who develop and/or use or would like to use the mathematical software system Sage and related open source software in their research. The Sage session abstracts will be published in the CCA.
Organizers
David Saunders, University of Delaware, <[email protected]>
David Harvey, New York University, <[email protected]>
David Joyner, U.S. Naval Academy, <[email protected]>
The time slots scheduled are:
 Thursday, January 8, 2009: 8:0010:50 AM
 Thursday, January 8, 2009: 1:005:50 PM
Attendees (tentative)
Jason Grout, Iowa State University <[email protected]>
 Kiran Kedlaya, MIT
Nathan Ryan <[email protected]>
Karl Crisman <[email protected]>
Gregory Bard, Fordham, <[email protected]>
Marshall Hampton <[email protected]>
Qing Xiang <[email protected]>
Robert Miller, University of Washington, <[email protected]>
Dan Roche, Univ. Waterloo, [email protected]
AMS session webpage
Tentative schedule
8:00 8:20 Crisman  Undergraduate research in the mathematics of voting and choice using Sage.
 8:30 8:50 Grout  Sage in an earlygraduate research course investigating the minimum rank problem
9:00 9:20 Harvey  zn_poly: a library for polynomial arithmetic.
 9:30 9:50 Roche  Fast multiplication with low space complexity.
10:0010:20 Hampton  Solutions, bounds, and finiteness of polynomial systems in Sage.
 10:3010:50 Kaltofen  Rump’s model problem and the computer search for records in number theory.
 1:00 1:20 Ryan  Siegel modular forms in Sage.
 1:30 1:50 Noel  Nilpotent orbits associated to Coxeter cells.
2:00 2:20 Joyner/Miller  Coding theory and combinatorics in Sage.
 2:30 2:50 Villard  Numerical analysis tools for LLL lattice basis reduction. (cancelled  sorry)
 3:00 3:30 break
3:30 3:50 Bard/Miller  Ultrasparse matrix reduction to reduced rowechelon form for matrices over GF(2)
4:00 4:20 Xiang  Modular ranks of the adjacency matrices of strongly regular graphs arising from semiﬁelds.
 4:30 4:50 Saunders  On matrix rank modulo small primes.
Using Open Source Software for Undergraduate Courses
Organizers
KarlDieter Crisman [email protected]
Marshall Hampton [email protected]
David Joyner [email protected]
Session Description
The open source software paradigm provides freely available and freely modifiable software to anyone with an internet connection, including much mathematics software. Some of the most familiar to the math community are LaTeX and the Firefox web browser, but there are many other highquality projects as well. Two reasons this software is appropriate for use in the undergraduate curriculum are its affordability for institutions where this is a limiting factor, and the ability for advanced students with programming experience to see the inner workings of, contribute to, and improve upon software they constantly use. This panel will describe and demonstrate a variety of successful uses of open source software in contexts ranging from the introductory classroom to senior projects.
Panelists
David Joyner, US Naval Academy, Differential Equations with Sage
John Verzani, CUNY, Introductory Statistics with R
Michael Gage, University of Rochester, Webwork
 Robert Miller, University of Washington, Undergraduate Research and Open Source
MAA blurb
Using Open Source Software for Undergraduate Course, Tuesday 1:00 p.m.–2:20 p.m., organized by KarlDieter Crisman, Gordon College; Marshall Hampton, University of Minnesota, Duluth; and David Joyner, United States Naval Academy. The open source software paradigm provides freely available and freely modifiable software to anyone with an internet connection, including much mathematics software. Some of the most familiar to the math community are LaTeX and the Firefox web browser, but there are many other highquality projects as well. Two reasons this software is appropriate for use in the undergraduate curriculum are its affordability for institutions where this is a limiting factor, and the ability for advanced students with programming experience to see the inner workings of, contribute to, and improve upon software they constantly use. This panel will describe and demonstrate a variety of successful uses of open source software in contexts ranging from the introductory classroom to senior projects. Panelists will include: John Verzani, CUNY, “Introductory Statistics with R”; Michael Gage, University of Rochester, WebWorK; and David Joyner, Differential Equations with Sage.