MAC 2311: Calculus I
Links to Course Tools
Blackboard: The portal for the course. Please log in for more course information.
CampusCruiser: The portal for HCC email. Please use it to send email to me.
WebAssign: The online homework system for the course.
Schedule: This document gives a tentative schedule for the entire term.
Gottfried Leibniz: A short biography of one of the creators of the Calculus.
Sir Isaac Newton: A short biography of one of the creators of the Calculus.
WolframAlpha: According to the web site this is an “online computation knowledge engine.” Regardless of what you call it, this is a remarkable web site.
Tangent and Secant Line Applet: This applet provides an excellent graphical perspective on the definition of the derivative. It will help the student understand this important definition.
Analyzemath.com: This site contains some nice applets that illustrate the definition of the derivative, the mean value theorem, and the Riemann sum. On the main page there are more applets that provide insight into other mathematical topics in precalculus and mathematical applications in physics and engineering.
Visual Calculus: Contains lots of example problems solved step-by-step. Good coverage of techniques of integration (a Calculus II topic) especially integration by parts, partial fractions, and substitution problems.
Do Dogs Know Calculus?: Tim Pennings presents an interesting example of the familiar Calculus problem of finding an optimal path. His example involves a dog on the beach chasing after a ball in the water.
The Russian Doll: The image of the Russian doll makes a good introduction to the shell method of calculating the volume of a solid of revolution. The source of this link is Wikipedia.
Calculus: A free calculus textbook courtesy of Wikibooks! Unfortunately its explanations are brief and the exercises are very limited. Perhaps in the future it will be as good as a commercial text. An improved book, in the public domain like this one, would save students a pretty penny!
Ambrioso Fall 2012