 # Calculus

Calculus. Differential Equations. Differential Equations (Math 3301) Here are my online notes for my differential equations course that I teach here at Lamar University. Despite the fact that these are my “class notes”, they should be accessible to anyone wanting to learn how to solve differential equations or needing a refresher on differential equations. I’ve tried to make these notes as self contained as possible and so all the information needed to read through them is either from a Calculus or Algebra class or contained in other sections of the notes. A couple of warnings to my students who may be here to get a copy of what happened on a day that you missed.

Because I wanted to make this a fairly complete set of notes for anyone wanting to learn differential equations I have included some material that I do not usually have time to cover in class and because this changes from semester to semester it is not noted here. Here is a listing and brief description of the material in this set of notes. Basic Concepts. Math21b, Fall 2003, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. Stuff You MUST Know Cold for AP Calc. Lee Lady: Calculus for the Intelligent Person. Teaching students how to use the concepts of the derivative and the integral is different from teaching them to understand the concepts. Understanding is certainly nice, and to some extent it's something that students feel a need for, but my main goal is for students to be able to use calculus in applications. This means, among other things, being able to have confidence in setting up formulas using derivatives and integrals. Abstract (in HTML). Article in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.DVI version of the article.Postscript version of the article.Slides for a brief talk on this article. These notes are an attempt to show how to express a given mathematical relationship in the form of an integral.

However in practice, the evaluation of integrals has nothing to do with dividing areas into little vertical strips and taking Riemann sums. Further Notes on Applications of Integration (Click here for DVI version.) (Click here for postscript version.) (Click here for DVI version.) Max-Min Problems. f(x) Calculus Mega Cheat Sheet.