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+ | :*I'm leaving early (2 pm) on Tuesday, 5/28. | ||

+ | :*I'll be away all day on Thursday, 5/30. | ||

+ | :*On Friday, 5/31, I will only be in around 10am-12pm and hopefully the late afternoon. | ||

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+ | :After 6/7, I'll be away, but still working full-time and available online throughout the day. Contact me be email or g-chat at dianapatton1@gmail.com or through Skype, username lantzyd. | ||

== 2013 Student Imagers == | == 2013 Student Imagers == |

## Revision as of 08:57, 24 May 2013

## Contents |

## General Information

Expectations for student workers, work guidelines, and the summer schedule can be found here.

## Helpful Links for Students

Most of the links below are tailored for people writing pages for Math Images and assume you already know basic wiki markup. You can learn basic markup two ways. First, you can learn by example, by looking at the source code of pages, using the "edit" or "view source" from the top navbar. Second, you can refer to helper articles; check out the Wikipedia wikilanguage cheatsheet and the Wikipedia wiki markup page.

Now on to pages about writing for Math Images. You'll find the pages below helpful to keep on hand, maybe even open in another tab, while working on your projects. Note that you can also get to all these pages and more through Page Building Help.

For public-type help questions, see Help. For Swat-specific ones, see Swarthmore summer research orientation. Other good places to consult are S11, Existing Pages Needing Work, and PartnerHome.

### Read these Before you Write **Anything**!

- What Makes a Good Math Images Page? - The grand overview. This is what really tells you both the why and the how of what you do when you sit down to edit a page or write a new one.
- Writing Guide Hit List - Short and sweet. This lays out some basics to bear in mind about writing for an audience.

### Answers to Questions and Self-Editing Tips

- From a Bunch of Old Timers - Incredibly helpful. This has the most salient tips from people who have done it all before.
- Checklist for writing pages - The definitive list. Check this over while you're writing and before you proofread your work.

### All the Technical Stuff

- Top 5 things you need to know how to do on the wiki - Straight to the point. This covers coding for images, "balloons," hide/show, citations, and our feedback system.
- Wiki Tricks - Goes into more detail. This is a compilation specific to the Math Images wiki, so it covers everything you're most likely to want to do in code, including things for which we've developed our own templates.
- Site programming questions - suppose you've checked the technical sources just mentioned and it still does not tell you how to do something, or it tells you and it doesn't work. It may be we need help from programmers. Explain your question and your request on this page.
- Editing Help Page - The outside source. This is a guide to codes and templates that apply to all wiki sites. Go here when the first two pages don't give you the information you need.
- LaTeX Math Symbols - A good guide to all the math symbols you're likely to need. You can also see some applications of this syntax on my page.

## Senior Staff and Their Availability

I leave town on June 27 for MathPath and don't get back until a few days after the summer project ends, so you need to make use of me in the first 5 weeks. Experience shows that while at MathPath I will have almost 0 time to help with Math Images.

Gene (Eklotz1) (Here's a genuine antique web page). I'm usually in the Swarthmore area, except on Thursdays when I go to the Math Forum. Write me at eklotz1 if you have questions.

- I will be here and on-site full-time for the first 3 weeks (through 6/7), aside from the following:
- I'm leaving early (2 pm) on Tuesday, 5/28.
- I'll be away all day on Thursday, 5/30.
- On Friday, 5/31, I will only be in around 10am-12pm and hopefully the late afternoon.

- After 6/7, I'll be away, but still working full-time and available online throughout the day. Contact me be email or g-chat at dianapatton1@gmail.com or through Skype, username lantzyd.

## 2013 Student Imagers

## Workshops/Demonstrations already planned

- Sketchpad Tutorial - 5/23

- Requests for Topics:

- Photoshop - 5/27
- Sketchpad Redux - 6/6

## Requests for Workshops/Demonstrations

#### Mathematica (especially how to put it into wiki pages so people without Mathematica can use it)

*Like*: Xintong, Jason, Lucy, Greg

#### LaTex

*Like*: Jason, Xintong

#### MATLAB?

*Like*: Jason, Lucy, Xintong

Comments and suggestions here, please

## Current Individual Projects

### Xintong's pages

- I will be either editing
~~Surface Normals~~(discussion says it's complete; all I can add is generalizations to many dimensions) or Towers of Hanoi. For Towers of Hanoi, I will rewrite the proof and expand on the game.

- I will be either editing

### Lucy's pages

- I want to work on the Impossible Geometry (of M.C. Escher) wiki page, potentially expanding on the topic of mathematics in MC Escher's art. But that requires a lot of acquiring of mathematical tools that may or may not be within my grasp. For now, I'll be editing Logarithmic Scale and the Slide Rule wiki page.

### Greg's pages

- I will work on updating/adding onto the existing Taylor Series page. Particularly I'll distinguish more clearly between Taylor series and Taylor polynomials and try to discuss how to improve a Taylor series approximation (maybe add some discussion of quantifying error).
- I added pieces to distinguish between Taylor series and polynomials. It looks like the "How to derive a Taylor Series for a given function" section can be split up into the general derivation of the Taylor series formula and how to apply that. (It's already divided in this way, but the latter part could be set under another heading for clarity.) The content on convergence is a lot more general than the topic of Taylor series (maybe could be added to a helper page?) and it seems like, since this page is pretty long already, error would have to be another page/another project.

- I will work on updating/adding onto the existing Taylor Series page. Particularly I'll distinguish more clearly between Taylor series and Taylor polynomials and try to discuss how to improve a Taylor series approximation (maybe add some discussion of quantifying error).

### Jason's pages

- Leaning on finishing/updating the page on Gradients and Directional Derivatives.

## Connection with Masterman

Students at Masterman HS in Philly have created their own Math Images pages under the direction of Chris Taranta. We are linking up with them to comment on their pages. Each of us indicate below which Masterman page they are commenting on.