Spring 2012

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 textbook required for this course. Introductory materical to be posted.

- Here is the presentation schedule for next week:
- Problems solved (click this link):
- How do I convert images to JPG? (Use the terminal window and the "convert" command)
- How do I insert verbatim text into my slides? (Use "[fragile]").

- General notes for today (updaetd in Week 13)
- I think its useful to look through a couple of tutorials so you can see what Beamer is capable of. To get the full effect, save the PDF files on your local machine, then use acrobat in "presentation" mode.
- Template files you might download (put these into a new folder)
- Latex file you can use as a template (this also comes with LaTeX). This template file also has a bibliography page (that was missing from some of the tutorials). In this file, I changed the theme to "Warsaw" and the color scheme to "beaver" (See the previous array).
- Whitman logo (if you want to include it)
- This is just about as minimal a beamer file as you can get.

- Discussion of the projects
- Link to Cleve Moler's text "Experiments wtih Matlab". Note the links to the right open the text and software files.
- Link to Cleve Moler's text "Numerical Computing with Matlab". The links are to the right.
- Link to Prof. Schueller's lab page- The Koch Snowflake is the last lab (and some Maple code, too!).
- Link to past lab of mine- Using Maple to solve DEs with power series. See Lab 5

- Matlab Lab 1 (Updated since last week): Biorhythms and Linear Data (not related)
- The Matlab file Mammals.m

- Lab 3 Report (LaTeX file) (New for Week 8)
- Maple file with more detail (New for Week 8)
- Pre-Lab 3: Surfaces and Paths
- Lab 3: Ants on a Doughnut
- Sample Maple Worksheet

- New Schedule (reflects the changes we made).
- New Maple Commands for Lab 2
- Lab 2: Clairaut's Theorem. Due one week from Friday, on March 2.
- Lab 2: LaTeX template file

- Reminder: Maple HW due on Friday, 2/17. Lab 1 (the following) will be due a week from Friday, on 2/24.
- Here is Lab 1, with a grading rubric and what to turn in.
- Grade this writing.
- Sample LaTeX file. This include how to write definitions, theorems, and how to reference things in your text.
- This is the PDF output of the previous file.

- Change in plans: (Updated Feb 8) Lab 1 will consist of only the Maple sheet. Continue working... New due date: Feb 17.
- (Just for fun) Here is an interesting blog that contains some fun LaTeX commands...

- Reminder: Latex homework (both .pdf and .tex) should be uploaded to CLEo before end of business on Friday. The Maple HW is due next Friday.
- A summary of how to insert figures into your LaTeX document. (Discussed last week)
- Hints for the Maple homework.
- NOTE: Next week, we'll start a new project with new (randomly assigned) partners.

- A clown image (eps). A clown image (jpg). These are images that we will insert into our LaTeX document (as a sample).
- Introduction to Maple. Read this introduction as your work through the Maple commands (please do not print it out).
- The Maple Homework (in PDF form, due Feb 9). Here is the LaTeX file that created the homework document.

- Course Syllabus and Schedule
- The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2e (copy of the hard copy on each table in the Math Computer Lab)
- A Template LaTeX file.
- Setting up the Computers and Getting Started
- Homework to work on for next time. The homework is due Feb 3.

- 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).
- The word processing software we use in Mathematics is called ``LaTeX'', and it is free. We'll have some notes in class about options 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)