Spring 2013

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 (Calc 3);

There is no textbook required for this course.

Computer Lab Hours, Spring 2013 (with hours when a lab assistant is available)

- Course Syllabus and Schedule
- Setting up the Computers and Getting Started
- Links about LaTeX (the word processing system)
- A Template LaTeX file (This is the file to download to your computer).
- Introduction to LaTeX (We'll be working through this document{
- Links for the homework (For the assignment, see the Introduction to
LaTeX)
- The video tutorials about LaTeX. Be sure to watch at least the first 6 videos before class next week!
- Overall homework goal: Construct the LaTeX file that will produce the linked PDF file. You will turn in the tex file and the PDF file by uploading them to your CLEo account. More on this later.

- Introduction to Maple. We'll work through this document for about 20-25 minutes today.
- Maple Homework, due Feb 4
- Error in Exercise 7. Here is the correction
- Continue with working through LaTeX (About 25 minutes today).
- Assignment was to construct the document whose final product looks like the linked PDF file. You will turn in the tex file and the PDF file by uploading them to your CLEo account.
- To turn in using CLEo: Go to your CLEo website, and create a folder in your dropbox with label Lab 0. This is where you'll upload the PDF file and the original tex file for your paper.

- The Latex assignment is due this week (depends on your section: Section X: Thursday, Section Y: Friday, Section Z: Saturday).
- Continue with Maple today. Be sure and work with your partner.
- The Maple assignment is due by Monday (Feb 4) at midnight (this is a change). Put it in your CLEo dropbox folder "Lab 0" that you created for the Latex assignment.
- (Optional) Fun with Latex. Incorporating coffee stains and the Simpsons into your LaTeX document!

- We'll be getting into new groups for the lab- Be sure and arrive on time!
- Lab 1 (Modified Tuesday, Feb 5). Will be due on Feb 15.

- New groups this week
- Pre Lab information about Maple
- Lab 2: Clairaut's Theorem
- LaTeX template for Lab 2
- A nice web page showing how to use insert a bibliography
- Deadline: Friday, March 1st.

- Lab 3: Surfaces. In Lab 3,
we will get some practice working with parametrically defined curves
and surfaces. This is a Maple lab, and your Maple file won't be due
until the Friday after we return from break. However, the only class
time we will use for it will be during this week (after break, we'll be
starting something new).

There are no assigned partners for this lab, but you may still work together (be sure everyone's name is on the lab, and that everyone in the group individually uploads a copy onto CLEo when done.

In CLEo, be sure to create a LAB 3 folder before uploading.

Sample Maple file - Shows how to optimize a path.

You should also start the written report. Your report should include:

- You should have a title, authors, date, figures.
- Discussion of the equations for the surface of the torus.
- Discussion of the paths suggested by the ants- In particular, figures and arc lengths.
- Finally, come up with your own path that is shorter than the ones the ants provided. Be sure to conclude with a picture and your arc length.
- When you're finished, you only need to upload the PDF version of your report.

When you're finished, upload your PDE file to a "Lab04" folder on CLEo. Due: April 19.

- Discussion of the Lab
- An image of Uranus for conversion
- A minimal Beamer file (MinimalBeamer.tex)
- Another small Beamer file (MinimalBeamer2.tex)
- A more complicated example
- References:

Today we'll continue working with our Beamer presentations for next week.

Grading and Scheduling for next week:

- 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)