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.
Week 14 (May 2/3)
Week 13 (Apr 25/26)
- 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
- How do I insert verbatim text into my slides? (Use "[fragile]").
Week 12 (Apr 18/19): Begin your Beamer Presentation
- General notes for today (updaetd in Week
- 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)
Week 11 (Apr 11/12)
(No new lab today) We'll start today's session (2:30-3:20 or
1:00-1:50) by continuing last week's lab (Biorhythms and Lines). This is
due by Monday, April 16. The last half hour of class will be devoted
to discussing topics and lab partners for the last lab. Here
are the links for that discussion (if you finish early, feel free
to browse these):
Week 10 (Apr 4/5)
Week 9 (Mar 28/29)
Weeks 7 and 8 (Due March 9th)
Week 6 Materials (Feb 22/23)
Week 5 Materials (Feb 15/16)
Week 4 Materials (Feb 8/9)
Week 3 Materials (Feb 1/2)
Week 2 Materials (Jan 25/26)
Week 1 Materials (Jan 18/19)
- 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
- Homework to work on for next time.
The homework is due Feb 3.
Notes about the Computers in the Mathematics Computer 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).
- 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
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)