Transitional Mathematics Project The Metric Project P. Kent, P. Ramsden, J.Wood Mathematics Department Imperial College London, SW7 2BZ tranmath-proj@ic.ac.uk This is a package of modules to help people revise and learn some of the mathematics they need to enter (British) university courses in Science and Engineering. Each module originally consisted of a text part - the Study Guide - and a companion Mathematica Notebook of computer-based activities. The Study Guide has been replaced by a book: Experiments in Undergraduate Mathematics: A Mathematica-Based Approach. The materials need Mathematica: they were written using version 2.2, and should work in version 2.1, but earlier versions may be a problem. At the original writing of this abstract (July 5, 1994) there were twelve notebooks: Start Here - an introductory Notebook; Complex numbers 1 - introduces complex numbers and how they arise in finding the roots of polynomial. Complex numbers 2 - complex arithmetic, complex conjugates, Argand diagram, modulus and argument, polar form. Complex numbers 3 - De Moivre's Theorem, extracting roots, curves and areas in the complex plane, circles, disks, rings, perpendicular bisectors, complex exponential function. Differentiation 1 - tangent lines, limits, derivatives of power functions, sine, cosine exponential and log functions. Differentiation 2 - Derivatives of sums, products, quotients, and compositions of functions; maxima and minima; implicitly defined functions. Integration 1 - Indefinite integration; important functions; simple rules. Integration 2 - Definite integration; approximate methods. Integration 3 - Change of variable; integration by parts; areas and volumes. Matrices 1 - Transformations in the plane, composition of linear maps, matrix multiplication. Sequences - arithmetic, geometric, recurrence, and chaotic sequences, arithmetic and geometric series. Series - binomial series, factorials, and MacLaurin series. Trigonometry 1 - radians and degrees, trigonometric functions, amplitude, frequency and period, trig identities. Trigonometry 2 - trig formulae, double angle, half angle, inverse trig functions, solving trig equations. Vectors 1 - directed line segments, vectors, scalar multiplication, addition, components, basis, and magnitude. Vectors 2 - Scalar product; equation of a line. These notebooks have been compressed into ten notebooks. (modified from the documentation) The name of the Transitional Mathematics Project was changed to the Metric Project. Download Mathetic.exe [76 KB] - self-extracting (ZIP) archive of TMP material for Windows. Go to the directory which contains the individual modules. Download mathrdr.exe [382 KB] - free Notebook viewer for Windows (self-extracting archive). View the installation notes for the latter program. Download gzip124.exe [116 KB], the gzip de/compression program for MS-DOS (self-extracting archive). (This is need to decompress the Study Guide files) Go to the directory containing miscellaneous documentation. Go to the directory containing source code and executables for the MathLink program inputbox.exe used in the interactive exercises. The Mathematics Archives is a mirror of the original site at Imperial College, London. Visit Metric Project Homepage at Imperial College, London.