Calculus Lab
Spring 2015


A laboratory to investigate ways in which the computer can help in understanding the calculus and in dealing with problems whose solutions involve calculus. No programming required; a variety of existing programs will be used. Prerequisite or corequisite for Mathematics 235: Mathematics 225 (Calc 3);
There is no textbook required for this course.

Mathematics Computer Lab Hours, Spring 2015 (Also posted outside the lab door)

Week 1: Jan 21, 2015

Week 2: Jan 28, 2015

This week, we look at more LaTeX and then we introduce Maple.

Week 3: Feb 4, 2015

This week, we will look at more plotting options in Maple, then write a short document in LaTeX using our results.

Week 4: Feb 11, 2015

This week, we'll talk briefly about more issues with LaTeX, then introduce our first larger lab. We will break into groups, and work for the remaining time today and for the hour next week.

Week 5: Feb 18, 2015

This week, we'll continue writing up the solutions to the biorhythms lab. DUE: Monday, Feb 23 (10PM)

Week 6: Feb 25, 2015

This week starts a three-week set of ''labs'' that deals with surfaces. This week, we'll get some definitions and Maple commands. There are several questions to answer in Maple: Due before class next week (upload the Maple file).