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Scholarship opportunity

I just found out about an exciting scholarship opportunity that some of you might be interested in. It’s open to students in Applied Math, Computer Science,┬áBiomedical Informatics, and┬áChemical Technology. Info here:┬áNSF Scholarship Flyer-final There’s another information session tomorrow (Thursday in … Continue reading

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Reminders

(1) This week’s quiz will cover integration by the method of partial fractions. (2) WebWork Improper Integrals is due on Monday, May 4. It’s another long set, but we’ve seen examples of each type in class. Take a look at … Continue reading

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A note about test grades

Many of you earned grades on test #1 that you’re probably not that happy with. When I returned your tests in class, I mentioned that these grades tend to be pretty good predictors of final exam grades. What this means … Continue reading

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Riemann sum visualization

Here’s a pretty good interactive applet for visualizing Riemann sums for different functions, different intervals, different numbers of rectangles, and different points in subintervals used to calculate heights of rectangles. The idea is that you’ll fix f(x), a, b, and … Continue reading

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Grade data

Here are a few interesting charts generated from Calculus II scores. The first is the grade distribution for test #1. There are two noticeable peaks; a number of students earned grades in the 30’s and a number of students earned … Continue reading

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In honor of Pi

Today’s the day that some people are calling the Pi Day of the Century. You’ve probably heard that is an irrational number, which means its decimal expansion never ends and never repeats. Some of you saw a really cool talk … Continue reading

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Limit comparison test

A few people have asked about the limit comparison test during office hours. It’s stated on page 564 of your text, but we can reword it in a way that might make it easier to understand. First, imagine┬áthat instead of … Continue reading

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Reminders

(1) WebWork Power Series (10.6) and Taylor Series (10.7) are due Monday night. (2) Your test on Tuesday will cover everything we’ve seen so far: sections 8.4, 10.1-10.7 (skip the integral test). Be prepared to answer true/false questions and to … Continue reading

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Announcements from today’s class

(1) WebWork Alternating Series is due tomorrow (Wednesday). The Ratio and Root Tests set is due next Monday. (2) This Thursday’s quiz will cover material from last week: sections 10.3 and 10.4. (3) Thursday’s homework teams are: 8am: Yaser, Fuzail, … Continue reading

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Office Hours

My office hours are usually Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1pm in N726. Today, rather than moving to my office, I stayed in N718 with a number of students. I prefer staying in the classroom for office hours, when it’s possible. … Continue reading

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