Calculus Lab
Fall 2008

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;
There is no required text for this course.
Course Syllabus and Schedule

Lab 1: Introduction to Latex and Maple

Lab 2: Series Representations

Lab 3: A Sequence of Books

Lab 4: Multivariate Calculus and Clairaut's Theorem

Lab 5: Ants on a Doughnut

Using LaTeX on your own computer

The most recent version of "The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2e" is here. It will be more recent than the copies we have in the Lab, but our copies will suffice. (About 2.2MB)

You will need several programs to have the complete LaTeX system on your home computer. (1) The compiler will actually translate the TeX file into a DVI file. This is the main piece of software. (2) You will need software to view and print the DVI and Postscript files. (3) You need a nice editor for creating the TeX files (and debugging your files). A nice feature here will be buttons for creating and viewing the DVI file, a spellchecker, and some GUI elements to help you out.
Here are some recommendations for software:
  1. For Macs:
  2. For Windows: