Introductory Calculus Seminar

The purpose of this seminar is to teach the computational techniques required to solve elementary calculus problems.
When Jul 07, 2009
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Library Meeting Room
Contact Name
Attendees Students should be able to do basic arithmetic, some elementary algebra and use a calculator for best results.
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Time:
Tuesday and Saturday evenings as agreed upon. Opening meeting wil be held July 7 at 6pm. The schedule will be adjusted as the group sees fit.
Hosted by:
John M. Gillespie, a student with the ISU Math department. Contact by e-mail: jmg@iastate.edu or via the following link: www.public.iastate.edu/~jmg
Agenda:
The purpose of this seminar is to teach the computational techniques required to solve elementary calculus problems. Anyone who follows the seminar will learn to compute simple derivatives and anti-derivatives and recognize problems where calculus would be applicable.
The ideal weekly itinerary:
1. The limit concept and instantaneous rate of change.
2. Applications of the derivative in the sciences.
3. Calculating derivatives and anti-derivatives.
4. Easy integration problemse.g. finding area and volume.
5. Modeling natural phenomena and differential equations.

This program is co-sponsored by John Gillespie of the ISU Math Department and the Nevada Public Library.

 

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.