The SPU mathematics department uses a collection
of Maple labs as a part of all Calculus I and II (MAT 1234 and 1235)
classes. These labs are intended to lead you "discover" key concepts
of calculus on your own through carefully designed explorations using a
computer and the mathematical software Maple. Each of the labs is
adapted from Learning by Discovery: A Lab Manual for Calculus, Anita
Solow, editor, 1993. The book is volume 27 of the MAA Notes Series published
by the Mathematical Association of America.
Each of the documents on this page is password
protected; the password will be given to you in class by your instructor.
If you are not currently enrolled in one of these classes but are interested
in looking at the labs, please contact Brian Gill of the SPU mathematics
department at bgill@spu.edu.
MAT 1234: Calculus I
The following document contains general
information for students regarding the Maple labs and lab reports for all
calculus classes:
Before beginning the labs, you should work
through parts of the
online Maple tutorial. We suggest working through Sections 1
through 3 of the tutorial before beginning Lab 1. Also, we strongly
recommend using this online tutorial rather than the New Users Tour included
with Maple.
The handouts for each of the labs used in MAT
1234 can be found below. Please note that individual instructors may
modify these labs slightly for their own needs, so please check with your
instructor to make sure these are the correct versions for your class.
MAT 1235: Calculus II
The following document contains general
information for students regarding the Maple labs and lab reports for all
calculus classes:
The handouts for each of the labs used in MAT
1235 can be found below. Please note that individual instructors may
modify these labs slightly for their own needs, so please check with your
instructor to make sure these are the correct versions for your class.
