The staff maintains a library of help sheets related to the hardware and software commonly used in the center. We try to produce documents that answer frequent questions.
The Nikon 80i upright microscope is fitted with fluorescence, DIC, and polarization microscope techniques. It is equipped with a monochrome camera with color filters as well as a motorized stage.
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The Nikon Modular Focus microscope is fitted with brightfield, darkfield, fluorescence, and polarization microscope techniques. It is equipped with a color camera and motorized stages. This microscope is for opaque specimens.
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The Nikon TE-2000 inverted microscope is fitted with fluorescence and Hoffman Modulation Contrast microscope techniques. It is equipped with a 1.4 mega-pixel monochrome camera with an RGB filter wheel.
LaTeX: Eric Towne in the Math Department maintains a LaTeX manual for use by the Bates Community. That manual can be found here.
Mathematica is a mathematical package that is quite intuitive and easy to use. On the plus side it is very good for calculus, graph theory, and 3D graphic rotations.At Bates, Mathematica is used some in math, and also in the physics department. For more information about using Mathematica, these resources are available online for you and yous students:
- http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/screencasts/handsonstart/ for a video on the first opening of Mathematica 7
- More information on Mathematica can be found at the Mathematica Learning Center (http://www.wolfram.com/learningcenter/).
MATLAB, published by MathWorks, is a computation program that provides an interactive programming and display environment. It is useful for data analysis, data visualization, , computation, and much more. At Bates, MATLAB is used by the Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physcis departments.
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Maple is a mathematical package that is quite intuitive and easy to use. At Bates, Maple is a staple of the math department. Contact Pallavi Jayawant or Eric Towne for more information. You may also seek help with Maple at the Math and Statistics workshop.
- Math 365 Labs – an intro to programming in Maple “Classic.” See http://abacus.bates.edu/~etowne/Math365DFall2007Labs.htm
- For Maple 13, see the first few tutorials in the Maple Portal (http://www.maplesoft.com/support/help/view.aspx?path=MaplePortal).