John J. Wavrik
APM  7240
jjwavrik@ucsd.edu
Dept. of Math C012
UCSD
La Jolla, CA 92075
Publications
Courses
Little Essays
Math & Language
IAM
About Groups32
Undergrad Research
Honors Theses
Math 107


Research:
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.
Teaching:
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.

