|General Information||Syllabus||Homework Assignments||WeBWorK Trivia||Exam Related||Software Resources|
Maple7 is available for students, and installation instructions
have been posted on the
department's software web page.
You can learn a lot about Maple by reading its help... Learning Maple is not a requirement for the class, and you can obtain maximum scores and achieve complete understanding of the material without ever using this software. Such type of knowledge may ease a bit your life in Math 8, or may come handy with other occasions during your study years. I encourage you to get familiar with Maple.
Here is the link to a comprehensive introduction to Maple.
The above contains Java applets that generate direction fields for first order differential equations and phase portraits for systems of equations, respectively.
Author: John C. Polking, Rice University, Houston, TX.
Finally, below are some graphs that I have obtained, using Maple, when
I prepared the lectures for our class. Feel free to cut-and-paste any Maple
command contained in the files, and use them to start learning how to work
|March 26, 2003||Introduction to differential equations; Direction fields|
|March 26a, 2003||On a homework problem|
|March 28, 2003||More about direction fields; A mixing problem|
|Problem 18, page 628||Another comment on direction fields: the solution of Problem 18, page 628|
|April 21, 2003||Taylor series and approximation by Taylor polynomials|
|May 7, 2003||Graphing space curves|
|May 12, 2003||Graphing functions of several variables|
|May 14, 2003||Limits of functions of two variables|
|May 19, 2003||Geometric significance of partial derivatives|
|May 21, 2003||Gradients: fundamental properties (drawn with Mathematica)|
|May 23, 2003||The gradient, the level curves and the graph (drawn with Mathematica)|
|May 23, 2003||A function with no critical points|