MACM 204: Computing with Calculus
Mondays 3:30pm in RCB 8100, Wednesdays 1:30pm or 3:30pm in AQ 3184
No lecture Monday October 8th (Thanksgiving)
No lecture Monday November 12th (Rememberance day).
The course teaches you how to use mathematical software (we will use Maple)
to explore calculus and study mathematical models. We will use Maple for
calculus in one variable and two variables, and for graphing functions, curves
and surfaces. We will learn how to model physical systems with differential
equations and use Maple to solve them and visualize their solutions.
The course will also strengthen your programming skills. We will write
some simple programs, simple recursive programs and also write
not so simple recursive programs for drawing fractals.
We will use Maple extensively for calculations and programming in this course. The university has a site license. Maple is installed on the PCs and MACs in the assignment lab, university open labs and the library. The following file will help you get started. It is a Maple worksheet which you can open in Maple: Getting Started with Maple (.mws) After you've opened it you need to execute the commands by pressing the enter key. The worksheet is also available as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file so you can look at it from your browser.
Notes (.pdf) from Tuesday October 9th.
Maple Worksheet Handouts
Examples of Maple procedures worksheet (.mws) from September 24 and 26.