After publishing my MuPAD Pro Computing Essentials I have been doing a number of projects with MuPAD as well as teaching courses with MuPAD. At this time I have been conducting a number of MuPAD workshops all over East Asia as well as in Poland and Germany. In 2002 I started in Poland the MathPAD Conference that was devoted to applications of MuPAD in teaching mathematics. The conference gathered a number of teachers of mathematics and enthusiasts of CAS. In next years the conference changed slightly its formula and its running every year, usually in June or September, at the Nicholas Copernicus University in Poland.
Sometime later a new concept of graphics was implemented in MuPAD. It was a good time to start thinking about new edition of my MuPAD book. I revised the whole content, I added there a number of topics and examples. This was also the time when Klaus Dresher devloped export of MuPAD graphics to JavaView. I developed a whole web site with interactive MuPAD graphics using JavaView as the online visualization tool.
MuPAD Pro Computing Essentials was my very first book about MuPAD. I discovered MuPAD when I was living in Macau and working for the Inter-University Institute of Macau. In fact, MuPAD was a perfect tool for some of the maths courses that we were teaching at IIUM. This was the starting point of my fascination of this beautiful Computer Algebra System. This was also the time when I started writing this book.
Later, when I moved to Zayed University in UAE, I continued working on this book. This work was giving me a lot of satisfaction and, the most important, a chance of forgetting about hectic atmosphere of this university and very unpleasant politics at the university. I have been doing this work as form of entertainment. At this time writing occupied all my time outside of the university. Later I started using parts of my book for teaching the Discrete Mathematics course for Information Systems students. I know that a few other universities, mostly in Europe, were using my book for a number of courses. Some of them were programming courses and some other covering CAS topics for mathematics majors.
The web site for my first MuPAD book is here. I updated it as much as I could. You will find on these pages preface written by Prof. Fred Szabo from Concordia University in Canada, author’s introduction, and record from US Congress library. Unfortunately the file with examples for the book is missing here. WordPress accepts uploading only selected media files. Therefore, if you need these examples, you can e-mail me at mirekmajewski(at)yahoo.com.
My fascination in MuPAD goes back to the year 2002. This was the time when I learned about MuPAD, I started using it and writing about it. Later I wrote quite a few papers with MuPAD as a main character, a few books about using MuPAD in teaching mathematics and modeling mathematical objects. For a few years I was editing and publishing an online magazine MathPAD Online, devoted to MuPAD, that was a good source of information about the program and had tons of MuPAD examples.
For quite a while the web site for my books was published on the producer of MuPAD, SciFace GmBH, web server as majewski.mupad.com. However, in September 2008 I found that MuPAD is no longer an independent product and I have to stop publishing my online magazine related to MuPAD and move the web site for my books somewhere out of the SciFace web server. This was a bit unplesant news and a new challange for me.
In January 2009 I decided to move the web site for my books and redesign it as a WordPress blog. I guess it will take me a few weeks to move and update the whole content. I suppose that some of the things that were working well on the original web site may not work here and some new things that were not available there will be a nice addition here on WordPress. The good thing is that the web site as a blog will make communication with my readers easier and perhaps give me more interaction with them.