Calculus Lab
Fall 2009

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;


Lab 1 Materials

Lab 2 Materials

Lab 3 Materials

Lab 4 Materials

Lab 5 Materials

(Short Lab- Due before you leave for break)

Lab 6 Materials

Assessment Notes

Notes about the Computer Software in the Lab

  1. The operating system we use (in place of Windows) is Ubuntu. A nice way to install Ubuntu to reside with Windows is by using Wubi
  2. TeXMaker is the text editor we are using (it is free of charge, and can run on either Linux, Mac OSX or Windows).
  3. LaTeX comes with Linux automatically.
  4. One way to download LaTeX is to use proTeXt. It is a large download (about 750 MB, which is a full CD). If you want to borrow a copy from me, I have a few available to loan.
  5. You'll also need a program to view DVI files- Use Ghostview and Ghostscript for that (I believe links to these may be included in proTeXt).
  6. The blue bound book on each desk is "The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX"
  7. The mathematics software we use is called Maple. There are student editions available for about the price of a good calculator (about $99.00).
  8. Installing LaTeX on a Mac? Here is one way to get it. TeXShop is used in place of TeX-Maker, but TeXMaker is available for Macs (link above)