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). UPDATE: Deadline extended to Saturday,
March 7 at 10PM.
Weeks 7-8: March 4, 2015
This week starts a two week lab that looks at Clairaut's Theorem.
There is a list of questions to get you started, but you'll be
turning in a narrative (about the theorem) in LaTeX. The overall
lab will be due by Saturday, March 14 at 10PM (or before you go
on break). Here is a list of resources for the lab.
Weeks 9-12: April 1, 2015
For the next two weeks, we'll focus on geodesics of the torus, what
that means, and how to use Maple to answer questions about them.
The remaining time will focus on writing up our results.
Week of April 9th:
Week of April 15: No new additions. This week, work on writing.
DUE: The PDF file should be uploaded by Saturday 11:59PM.
Starting Apr 22: Beamer
Last Session: May 6th
- The gradebook/dropbox should be up to date (unless you got an email
- Reminder: Ants/Doughnut rewrites are due to your CLEo dropbox by
Saturday 11:59PM (May 9th). They are worth 9 points.
- Reminder: Course Evaluations begin May 12th and you may fill them
out until May 19th. Please review our course goals as you think about