MA 1023Calculus 3 D term 2003

Text: Varberg, Purcell and Rigdon, Calculus.


Professor: W. Farr, 109B Stratton, X5496, E-mail - bfarr.
Office Hours: MTThF 10-11 , or by appointment.
TA: Fu Yan
PLAs: Matt Cheung, David LeRay, Sabin Thomas, Airel Sosa, Ryan Sternberg, Paul Whitford
Web site: http://www.math.wpi.edu/Course_Materials/MA1023D03/


Course Goals

The main goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of both the theory and the applications of calculus. This course is designed to provide students in science and engineering with the fundamentals of calculus and also to provide experience with how it is used to solve problems. Students will also gain experience in working in teams on the laboratories that are an important part of this course. Students will also become familiar with software tools available on the workstations in the laboratory, particularly the Computer Algebra System, Maple.


About this course

Topics to be covered this term.

Week 1
Indeterminate forms and improper integrals
Secs. 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4

Week 2
Sequences,series, the integral test
Secs. 10.1, 10.2, 10.3

Week 3
Power series, Taylor series
Secs. 10.6, 10.7, 10.8

Week 4
Taylor series and Taylor polynomials, numerical integration
Secs. 10.8, 11.1, 11.2

Week 5
Newton's method, polar coordinates
Secs. 11.3, 12.6, 12.7,

Week 6
Polar coordinates, parametric curves
Secs. 12.8, 13.1

Week 7
Vectors
Secs. 13.2, 13.3

William W. Farr
2003-03-10