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Date  Topic  Reading  Assignments 
Aug 25  Introduction & Syllabus  Intro ( nb, pdf ) 
HW 1 Due Sept 10 Solutions 
Aug 27  Getting started with Mathematica (Linear Algebra)  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Sept 1  Getting started (Functions, Conditional Statements)  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Sept 3  Loop Constructions & Graph Theory in Mathematica  Notes ( nb, pdf ) 
HW 2 Due Sept 24 Solutions 
Sept 8  no class (Labor Day)  
Sept 10  Graph Theory in Mathematica  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Sept 15  Mathematics of Web Search  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Sept 17  Building interactive models  Notes ( nb, pdf ), Map  
Sept 22  Local variables & Interactive models  Notes ( nb, pdf ) 
Project 1 Due Oct 18 
Sept 24  Eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix  Lectures 1 & 2  
Sept 29  PerronFrobenius Theorem & Page Rank  Lectures 3 & 4  
Oct 1  Project Discussion  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Oct 6  Module & DynamicModule  Notes (nb, pdf)  
Oct 8  Symbolic & Numerical Solvers  Notes ( nb, pdf ) 
HW 3 Due Oct 29 Solutions 
Oct 13  Differential equations  Lecture ( pdf )  
Oct 15  Solving Differential Equations with Mathematica  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Oct 20  Systems of Linear & Nonlinear Differential Equations  Lecture ( pdf ) 
Project 2 Due Nov 18 
Oct 22  Solving Systems of Diff Equations in Mathematica  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Oct 27  Stability of Equilibrium Points  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Oct 29  Phase Portraits for Systems of Nonlinear ODEs  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Nov 3  Limits Cycles and Chaotic Behavior  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Nov 5  Exercise: Using Locator in Interactive Models  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Nov 10  An Introduction to Cryptography  Notes ( nb, pdf )  Lab Exercises 
Nov 12  Modular Arithmethic & Affine Ciphers  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Nov 17  Cryptanalysis of Monoalphabetic/Polyalphabetic Ciphers 
Notes (
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Vigenere ( nb, pdf ) 

Nov 19  Euler's Theorem and the RSA Cryptosystem  Lecture ( pdf ) 
Project 3 Due Dec 7 
Nov 24  RSA  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Nov 26  no class (Thanksgiving)  
Dec 1  Digital Signatures  Notes ( nb, pdf )  
Dec 3  Project Discussion & Further Directions  
Dec 9  Project Presentation  Wednesday, December 9, 5:307:30pm 