Announcements


12/12/05 
Bad Jo... I cut and pasted the post on 12/10 from my
other class, and forgot to edit it. Thursday office hours
aren't much help for a Tuesday exam, no? Sorry. OK, here is
the correct info: Extra Office Hours:
Monday, 12/12/05 from 7:00 to 8:30. Come by my
officeif too many people, we will find a room and leave a note for
latecomers. Best to send me problems you would like to
see ahead of time if possible. I will return any homeworks,
tests, etc. at this time as well.
EXAM TIME: Tuesday,
12/13/05 from 9:0011:30 in our usual class room. 
12/10/05 
Grades to date are postedthe last homeworks and any revised work
have yet to be added, but these can only improve, not hurt, the
grade. I will have extra office hours Thursday from 6 to 7:30
pm. 
12/8/05 
Study for the final: You may have four 8.5 x 11 pages,
front and back, of notes to use on the final. You may bring a
calculator. You may bring the flyleaves from your book. The testbank sheets from the first takehome test
and the sheets we didn't use from the second take home, as well as
the inclass midterm exam, are all excellent study guides. 
12/5/05 
Some graph paper links:
http://www.mathematicshelpcentral.com/graph_paper.htm 
11/28/05 
Last Maple lab now posted 
11/21/05 
Takehome test due date moved to November 30 (Wednesday). 
11/17/05 
Shell paper revision optionyou have the option to
individually revise the group shell paper if you so desire, and can
regain up to half the lost points by doing so. The revision
must be turned in NO LATER than December 5. 
11/16/05 
Grades are now postedlet me know if you need to know your code
number. Also please let me know if any questions. 
11/15/05 
Shell project addendumin addition to the actual shell you are
modeling, also provide at least one 'fantasy' shell, to be judged on
aesthetic principles only. 
11/2/05 
Here are some Maplets that may be useful for the shells
project. WARNINGdo NOT use the Curve Fitting tool inside
Mapleit will fit to lines or polynomials, NOT the
exponential/logistic curves which you need for this project.
calc1/calc I
maplets/ExponentialGrowth.mws
calc1/calc I
maplets/LimitedGrowth.mws
calc1/calc I
maplets/LogisticGrowth.mws 
11/2/05 
Some "sexy" maple:
calc1/maple
labs/fancy Maple/torus graph.mws.mw
calc1/maple labs/fancy Maple/surreal shells submit.mws
calc1/maple
labs/fancy Maple/flatc3xc3.mws.mw
calc1/maple
labs/fancy Maple/CsaszarK7.mws.mw 
10/28/05 
Enjoyable extra credit opportunity: Extra credit is available for
attending this talk and writing a paragraph or two describing the material
discussed.
John JungckTopological Toys, Tinkering Thinking: Knot Theory for the
Three R's of DNA.
(Details)

10/20/05 
Hint for Kepler's laws: These are done in polar coordinates, so it
is a good idea to review chapter 10, in particular equation 4 on pages 680
and 693. 
10/19/05 
Shell project part II breakdown. Because this is an intense project,
we will break it into two parts, with the first part counting as a Maple
lab, and the second part (the complete shell model) counting as the rest
of the midterm project. 
10/14/05 
NOTE DATE CHANGE The inclass midterm
exam date has been moved from 10/19/05 to Monday 10/24/05.
You may bring photocopies of your flyleaves. two pages (8.5 x
11, front and back) of notes, and a calculator if you wish. 
9/26/05 
Enjoyable extra credit opportunity:
Extra credit is available for attending this talk and writing a paragraph or
two describing the material discussed.
Evoting talk
October 24. 
90/26/05 
To add a little dimensionality to object if you have
specified their color, check out the 'light' option under plot3d[options] 
9/22/05 
IMPORTANT!! The
problems/projects that would normally constitute the challenge problems
seem to have shifted into the new labs (and somewhat into the daily
homework), so they will no longer be a component of this course.
The revised grading breakdown now is:
Regular homework12%,
Maple labs15%, Midterm project17%, take home test average 17%,
midterm exam17%, final exam22%. 
9/14/05 
Midterm shell project resources: There are (or should shortly be) a
few books on reserve at the library for this project, however there are
considerable resources posted on line:
Shell
morphology links 
9/14/05 
Enjoyable extra credit opportunity: Extra credit is available for
attending this talk and writing a paragraph or two describing the material
discussed. WolframPoster.pdf 
9/7/05 
Journal article linksmany of the links to journal articles didn't work.
Please resend these links ASAP following these directions:
LINKING to Full Text
Articles in Academic Search Premiere 
9/6/05 
Groups for Lab I and Midterm project
Please check this list (folks are listed by first/last initialsfull names
on the
Class
List) to be sure you are in a group for
all 4 items. Let me know ASAP if not. 
9/6/05 
Midterm Shell Projectthe
paper is due October 17, and part II is due November 21. Because this is a
very large group project, and because the library resources will be on
reserve, there will be no classes the week of October 3rd to allow time to
work on this project. 
9/5/05 
Lab I has been posted. Also, Reference labs have been
posted under Maple Labsthese are
helpful for doing the homework, but will not be collected. 
8/31/05 
HRUMC06 This is a note from George Ashline
about the
Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. 
8/27/05 
Assignment (Due Friday, Sept 2 by class time):
Get on the web and see what you can find out about mathematical models of
shells (e.g. sea shells). Send me links to the three sites you
find most interesting.
Then find references for three good PRINT sources (e.g. books/journal
articles) of information about this. Send me information on
email about the 3 (eg. link to book on amazon.com or abstract of journal
article), and indicate whether it is available in our library or not. 
1/13/04

Tweetle Beetles

^{10/30/03}

!!Hudson River Talks!!
Please consider participating in the Hudson River Undergraduate
Conferencetalk to me about topic possibilities ASAP if you are even
remotely interested. This is a lot of
fun, and it is exciting to do the exploration leading up to the talk.
Extra credit may be negotiated. You can see
some previous years' talks at student
talks. More information about the event (including
deadlines) is at http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/mcs/hrumc.htm

9/2/03

If you find you are a
little rusty after the summer, here are some review suggestions.
For calc I, see
http://academics.smcvt.edu/jellismonaghan/calc1/index_calcI.htm . Under announcements, look at the study guide
for the final. There are lots of drill and practices. Anything you don't
understand, go to the inclass demos for review.
For Calc II, the techniques of integration, polar coordinates, and
parameterized functions are VERY important, but the sequences and series
stuff is less so. A good integration review can be found at http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/4/index.html .

9/2/03

A note from math dept chair Jim
H:
Welcome
back and hello,
For
many years we've run math help sessions at night. These provide a chance
for students in calculus classes, or in the
101 and 102 classes, to get somy help with their
material on a dropin basis. These sessions are staffed by students, so
this is where you come in!
Are
you interested in working one or two? We always pair people up, so you won't be lonely, and we get many people
who have done it before that come
back again, so it must be fun. If you have had through Calc III, and would be interested in
making a little extra money (I am told, about $7$8 per hour), working one
or two nights in a oneonone or
small group setting, then I'd like to hear from you. Tell me what classes you've had, please, and what
nights you could work.
Also,
we are looking for folks who might be interested in grading homeworks or quizzes. You work with a faculty
member, again in conjunction with a calculus, or 101, or 102 class. You will be grading quizzes or homework papers,
following the instructions of the course instructor. If you are interested
in this, please also write and tell me which classes you've had.
Thanks,
Jim Hefferon. jim@joshua.smcvt.edu

8/21/03

Be sure to click 'refresh' when you visit this site to
be sure you get the most recent changes.

8/21/03

The Student
Resource Center
runs excellent workshops every semester on study skills, time management,
testtaking techniques, etc. For details: SRC study
skills

8/21/03

The postings on this site have all been tested and all
work. If you have any difficulty getting material off this site, you
can try any of the following:
1. See if someone in your study group was able to print the file
you want and make a photocopy of it.
2. Try using one of the lab computers in case the problem is with
how your own computer is configured.
3. Using Explorer, right click on the link, select "save
target as", then save the file to your home computer. You should
be able to open and print it from there.
4. Contact Cynthia Kelley at
6542756 or ckelley2@smcvt.edu.
She is the person for website trouble shooting.

