Fall 2009 - Sections 1, 2, and 10
Please keep a log of dates of and reasons for
absences from class.
If missing quizzes has a negative affect on the overall letter grade in the course then this may be needed for adjustments to the grade.
The following is the required academic integrity statement for
this course: During QUIZZES and EXAMS the following apply:
the use of books, or notes of any sort is not permitted;
communicating with anyone or copying anything from anyone is not permitted;
all electronic devices must be turned OFF.
Homework Assignments are available on this web page.
Some rough Lecture Notes are available here.
for Calculus and Differential Equations
Graph a function
View space curves and their curvatures
Evaluate definite integrals
Plot Direction Field
Solve First Order ODE's
Solve Second Order ODE's
Solve System of First Order ODE's
Plot partial sums of Fourier series
View solutions of the heat equation
View solutions of the wave equation
Professor Mansfield's phase portrait program
Professor John Polking's Dirfield and Phase Portrait applets
Maxima and Octave
Maxima and Octave are two open source mathematical tools
among many. The are a lot of good reasons for using
open source software beyond its purchase price
are clearly documented here.
The current implementation of MIT's Macsyma system for computer based algebra is called
and is available for MS Windows under the GNU Public License
Maxima package for Windows also includes
can help people start using Maxima without learning Maxima's languange.
For the Mac OS X see
Harvard University Math Dept's brief introduction to
Here is some
more documentation on Maxima.
Octave, a Matlab alternative
for numerical work, is available under the GPL.
Links to additional CAS's using Maxima as a component in a larger scheme
can be found at Maxima's website.
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