Research Experience for Undergraduates

Program in Mathematics at Mississippi State University

 

Summer 2003

 

 

Colloquium

 

Date:  June 18, 2003

Time:  4:00 PM

Location:  Allen 14

 

 

Speaker:  Dr. Michael M. Neumann, MSU

 

 

Title

 

Using Mathematica  to demystify your favorite calculus book,
a case study on Descartes, Mississippi bugs, and more

 

 

 

Abstract

 

The goal of the lecture is to make sense of its title and to tear apart your calculus textbook. This will require fifty plus epsilon minutes, with epsilon to be determined later, but not larger than ten. Only basic calculus up to curves in the plane and polar coordinates will enter the scene.