Recent Items
 Open Source in Mathematics  See list of open source software for mathematics and the lecture "Open Source Resources for Teaching and Research in Mathematics".
 Mobile Computing  "Mobile Learning Environments and Virtual Mathematics Spaces," MAAAMS Joint Meetings, San Diego, CA, Jan 2008.
 Math Podcasting  See mathbyte.net for content and ICTCM 2007 talk on Podcasting. Also, see "Physics Bytes: Podcasting in the Physics Classroom", AAPT Summer Meeting, Greensboro, NC, July 2007.
 TiddlyWiki Math
 Experiments in TiddlyWikis: Nonlinear Dynamics, MATLAB, LaTeX, Senior Seminar, Journal of Effective Technology.
 ICTCM 2007 TiddlyWiki Math talk
 Test Blog  The Physics Spot
Technology Overview
Dr. Herman has been involved in a variety of aspects of using instructional technology in mathematics and physics classes. He has also attended all of the ICTCM (International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics) since 1993. The type of involvement includes, but is not limited to

Programming  He taught Fortran and Pascal and has created over 20 years applications using BASIC, Turbo Pascal, Visual Basic and has worked with many mathematics packages, including MuMath, MathCAD, Matlab, and Maple.

Mathematics on Pocket PCs  He has worked on funded projects to explore the use of handheld devices in the classroom. This has lead to investigations of the software that can be used to do Mathematics on Pocket PCs.

Multimedia Presentations  He has created presentations in Toolbook and PowerPoint and conducted workshops for faculty in using multimedia, including using the Internet and creating web pages with MS Front Page and other editors. Some samples are at WebCalc.

Mathematics and Physics Worksheets  He has made use of MathCAD, Matlab, and Maple to create simple presentations for the classroom.

Lab Manuals  With others he has developed sets of labs for calculus, differential equations and introductory physics classes.

Online Courses  He had coauthored an Online College Algebra Course and has worked with many faculty in developing online course in other fields using tools like WebCT.

Funded Projects  He has worked with others to obtain funding for several projects, which are at the forefront of technology use in the classroom. These include the funded projects: MCP Project (Multimedia Instruction in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics), iLumina Digital Library (a part of the National Science Digital Library), and the Numina Project (an exploration of the use of handheld and pocket PCs in science and mathematics classrooms). More recently (2005) the Laboratory for Research on Mobile Learning Environments has been funded to study the use of mobile devices (Pocket PCs and Tablet PCs) in chemistry and mathematics classes.

Department Contributions  He has been chair of the department Technology Committee, worked to have graphing calculators required in many lower level classes, and helped to implement a Long Range Computing Plan. He has been the Web Master for the Mathematics and Statistics Department, and has helped graduate students with LaTeX issues and created a thesis format for their use.

Mathematics Taxonomy The Core Taxonomy for Mathematical Sciences Education is an approved taxonomy for use in classifying digital resources in mathematics education.
Classroom Software Written

GraphData 2002.  Graphing Tool for Jornada Handheld for graphing and analysis of Pocket Excel Data, used in Chemistry Labs, developed in the Fall and used in 2002. Revised for Pocket PC and has been in use for the past year in many Chemistry Labs

MentenMichaelis Reaction, for Organic Chemistry, 2000. on Chemical Kinetics for Biochemistry class, jointly with G. Lugo and C. Halkides. Wrote in Summer, 2000. Classroom tested in Fall 200003;

Geometric Optics, 1998. Used in physics labs for three years.

LRC Circuit Laboratory, 1997. The LRC circuit software that I had written a couple of years ago. This past year I was asked for, and granted, permission for this to be put on a CD of classroom tested software for At Home Science, Inc. http://www.athomescience.com/ .

Over 116 items as one of the authors have been put into the iLumina Digital Library, which is part of the NSDL (NSF supported National Science Digital Library). Recently this material has been harvested at NSDL (National Science Digital Library) and is now part of the electronic resources accessible through Randall Library.

I had done some work for Dr. Turrisi on automating Existential Graphs for interested people at NSA. I wrote a prototype for doing some testing of validity of statements and associated truth tables. Both a desktop and pocket PC version were developed. The presentation, of which I wrote most is included in the supporting material.
Links to Some Materials
Some material can be found in the iLumina Digital Library by doing a search on "herman".

Inverse Problems for Vibrating Beams  PPT (4 MB)  Paper

Mathematics on Pocket Computers  PPT (14 MB)  Paper

Review of Mathematics on Pocket PCs  New Orleans ICTCM 2004  PPT (4 MB)

Logic Program  PPT (534 KB)

EXG Program EXG.ZIP (1.42 MB)  Current Version for Desktop  08/22/03

Version for PPC to be posted soon.


GraphData for Pocket PCs: A Pocklet for Graphing and Analyzing Pocket Excel Data

LRC Circuit Simulation Lab with Instructions DOC

Geometric Optics Lab with Instructions DOC

Signal and Image Processing and Principles and Applied Mathematics (Fourier and Complex Analysis) course materials
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