GM 105 Computer-based Calculus


Brief description of syllabus

If you want to take this course

To learn more about this package, take a look at the home page of Calculus&Mathematica.

Practical information


There will be 2 groups, each group with a maximum of 25 students. All classes meet in the Statistics and Computation Lab., S14 #01-19.

GM 105 A Dr. CHUA Seng Kiat S13 #05-04 772-6898 Tue 12 and Fri 12
GM 105 B Dr. Helmer ASLAKSEN S14 #02-11 874-2746 Wed 11 and Sat 11

You also have to attend one hour of tutorials each week.

A1 Dr. CHUA Fri 10
A2 Dr. CHUA Fri 1
B2 Dr. ASLAKSEN Fri 11

The lab is also reserved for GM 105 students on Wed and Fri from 2 to 5. You can also feel free to use the lab during the times for the other tutorials.


Register by Friday, 12 July 1996. Enrollment list will be posted by Tuesday, 16 July 1996.


You will have to hand in four computer-based assignments, and there will be a pen and paper test on Sat 14/9 1-2 p.m. in LT26. The exam will also be pen and paper. The exam will count 60%, the test will count 20% and the assignments 20%.

We want you to hand in assignments every week in order to get more practice, but we will only mark four of them. The assignments are due at the first lecture of the following week, and should be handed to the instructor on a floppy. We will put example solutions on the server in a folder called S:\gm105\cm\solution.

15-20/7 100    
22-27/7 101    
29/7-3/8 101    
5/8-10/8 102   1a, 2b, 3e, 4a, 6a
12/8-17/8 103 Assignment 1 1a, 1b, 3a, 4b, 6d
19/8-24/8 104   3e, 5e, 6d, 7c, 8a
26/8-31/8 105 Assignment 2 1b, 3a, 5b, 8a, 9a
2/9-7/9 Break    
9/9-14/9 106 Test 14/9 1-2 p.m. LT26  
16/9-21/9 106   3a, 4a, 5d, 6a, 6b
23/9-28/9 107 Assignment 3 1b, 1c, 2a, 3a, 7a
30/9-5/10 108   3a, 4a, 5a, 5b, 9a
7/10-12/10 109 Assignment 4 2a, 3d, 4d, 4e, 6a
28/10-2/11 103 Exam on 30/10  

Computer stuff

If you want to look at the notebooks at home, you can get the mathreader program from S:\gm105\cm\mathrdr on the S drive. You also have to install the fonts from S:\gm105\cm\fonts.

To save your work, it's better to save to C:\tmp, and then copy to your floppy at the end of your session. When you want to load your from the floppy, it turns out to be faster to first copy to C:\tmp, and then open the notebook from there.

Helmer Aslaksen
Department of Mathematics
National University of Singapore