Mathlab Math 420 Support Page
Dynamical Systems has always been one of the most
active areas supported by the Mathlab and we strive
to offer high quality options and support in this
The lab consists primarily of dual booting Windows 2000/Linux
Pentium 4 machines. There are also 4 old Macs.
Programs to support Math 420 in the lab include:
A number of Mathlab consultants have taken Math 420. Consultants do
vary in their mathematical backgrounds, so some will not be familiar
with the underlying mathematics here. At most times when the lab is
open, even consultants not familiar with dynamical systems have ready
access to immediate support by telephone, so please don't hesitate to
ask questions when you have them.
- Polking Matlab Applications
- Probably inspired by the
MacMath programs, these are nice
matlab .m files covering one and two dimensional equations.
To start them on our Windows 2000 machines, one starts matlab and then types either
dfield (1d) or pplane (2d).
- Polking Java Applications
- Java versions of the
Matlab applications. Printing needs to be done by screen
- Dynamics Solver
- Beautiful and powerful freeware from
Juan M Aguiregabiria
Installed in the directory C:\Program Files\DSolver on all our
Windows 2000 and Windows NT machines. Local support
at Dynamics Solver.
Printing needs to be done by
dump (alt print-screen and paste into Microsoft Paint). Graphically oriented, but also can export numerical
- Very powerful but older dynamical systems
program for unix developed at the Cornell Center for Applied Math.
Runs on all our linux machines. If you do not have a unix
account in the lab, a consultant can log you in to an account
to run the program. It is installed in the directory
/usr2/src/dstool_2.0 on our Pentium 4 linux machines.
Graphically oriented, but also can export numerical
data through its browser window. Local support
- Very old but wonderfully conceived
dynamical systems programs written at Cornell for the
Macintosh. Primarily oriented towards pictures
rather than numerical values. Installled in the folder MacMath 9.2 (and
some newer non-commercial parts in MacMath 9.6) on our
four old Macs with G3 upgrade boards. These machines
are often turned off for electrical reasons. Printing
from this program may be unreliable, screen dumps
often being necessary.
- is installed on all Windows and linux machines
with support notes at http://www.mathlab.cornell.edu/support/maple.html.
- is installed on all pentium 4 linux and windows 2000 machines
with support notes at http://www.mathlab.cornell.edu/support/matlab/using_matlab.html.
- is installed right now on two machines; the linux side of indian and
the Windows 2000 side of tahoe.
E-mail to lab director
Dr. Allen Back is also a good way to get advice about how to
do what you are interested in in dynamical systems.