Mathematics 3 this term is a lecture course in introductory calculus that has been revised to include four case studies in addition to the usual conceptual, analytical, and manipulative techniques of the subject. The course is taken by mostly first-year students, is taught in three
sections in a lecture format, and meets three times per week.
The Case Studies in Calculus (CSCs) will involve using the techniques we have learned to model aspects of real-world
phenomena. They range from modeling the AIDs data to analyzing issues of river flooding for the purpose of answering questions
posed by epidemiologists or earth scientists, respectively.
We will be using the World Wide Web for tutorial videos, for calculus tools such as applets, and for WeBWorK, a homework-problem generator.
Calculus is truly a marvelous intellectual achievement, and we plan to have a lot of fun studying it.