John J. Wavrik
APM - 7240

Dept. of Math C-012
La Jolla, CA 92075
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    My research is in symbolic computation. My interests are (1) to facilitate a mathematician's ability to produce research and instructional software; (2) to develop ways to use the Internet as a medium for making mathematics accessible (particularly computer programs); (3) the computer as a tool for experiment in math; (4) the use of a computer in proofs.
    I am interested in how people learn. I am particularly interested in ways computers can be used to help people learn better. I have taught math courses using computers to students ranging from elementary school to graduate school. Starting in the mid 1980's I developed a course in "Computer Algebra"  to introduce undergrad mathematics majors to symbolic computation.