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;

- Course Syllabus (with lab deadlines)
- UPDATED: Lab schedule (posted 4 Nov)
- Getting the Computer Set Up for the Math Lab

- Notes about configuring Texmaker
- Homework Set 1: Familiarize yourself with the LaTeX manual
- Homework Set 2: Some typesetting and mathematics
- Homework Set 2 (in LaTeX)
- Hints about writing Mathematics
- The Intro to Maple is actually Appendix A of the online Calculus book
- Homework Set 3: Maple
- The LaTeX Template for our Labs (be sure to right-click the mouse, and choose: "Save Link As...")

- A Sample: How to insert a figure into your Latex document (PDF version)
- A Sample: The latex file (Download this)
- Lab 2: Getting more experience with Maple
- Critical changes from last week: Please read and implement
- Lab 2 - Sample write up (PDF format)

- Multivariate calculus and Maple
- Sample Maple file
- Lab 3: Clairaut's Theorem
- Grading checklist for Lab 3
**New: Turn in the PDF file of your finished work.**- Create a postscript file: Press the DVIPS button.
- Convert the postscript file to PDF: Go to "Tools", then "PS->PDF"
- Email the PDF file to me.
- Hint: If you're creating more files than you like, you can go to: "Tools", then "Clean" to get rid of some of them.

- Newton's Method in two dimensions
- Group Membership

The purpose of this lab: Do some interesting mathematics, be able to plot a tangent plane to a surface, short intro to Maple programming (a for-loop and and if-then statement). The checklist will be posted later.

- Grading checklist for Lab 4
- A sample LaTeX file (Lab4temp.tex) showing how to include Maple commands
- A PDF file from the LaTeX sample
- Important note: The deadline has been extended for one week, so the lab schedule has changed (See the lab schedule above).

- Lab 6 (PDF version)
- Lab 6 Checklist
- Maple Worksheet: Torus and Paths
- Maple Worksheet: Optimize a Path
- Group Assignments, Lab 6

- 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
- 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 Maple. 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)