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
Notes about the Computer Software in the Lab
- The operating system we use
(in place of Windows) is Ubuntu.
A nice way to install Ubuntu to reside with Windows is by using
- TeXMaker is the
text editor we are using (it is free of charge, and can run on
either Linux, Mac OSX or Windows).
- LaTeX comes with Linux automatically.
- 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.
- 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).
- The blue bound book on each desk is
"The Not So
Short Introduction to LaTeX"
- The mathematics software we use is called
There are student editions available for about the price of a
good calculator (about $99.00).
- 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)