Calculus Lab
Spring 2017


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.


Week 1: Jan 17/19, 2017

Week 2: Jan 24/26, 2017

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

Week 3: Jan 31/Feb 2, 2017

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

Week 4: Feb 7/9, 2017

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 14/16, 2017

This week, we'll continue writing up the solutions to the biorhythms lab.

Week 6: Feb 21, 2017

Week 7: Feb 28/Mar 2, 2017 (Midsemester)

Week 8: Mar 7/9, 2017

Spring Break

Week 9: Mar 28/30

Week 10: Apr 4/6, 2017

Week 11: Apr 11/13, 2017

Week 12: Apr 18/20, 2017

Week 13: Apr 25/27, 2017

Week 14: May 2/4, 2017

Reserve Friday, May 12 1:30PM-4:30PM for Talks

More on this as we get closer to the date.