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21-118: Calculus of Approximation

Course Description


Instructor and TA's

Course Schedule and Homework

Grading Information

Other Course Policies

Sources for Help with the Course


In previous courses of the calculus sequence, functions were dealt with just as they were presented. As a result, all of the answers obtained were exact. Sometimes, however, an approximate answer is all that is needed.

In Calculus of Approximation, we investigate techniques that may be used when an exact answer is not necessary. There are two issues involved here. The first is finding a convenient way to approximate the desired information. The second is measuring the errors we create by our approximations. We will deal with both of these topics in this course.


Thursday, December 13: The Exam #1 and Exam #2 retests will be held on December 17 in PH100 at 8:30.
Tuesday, December 11: The cutoffs for final grades are as follows:
              A    81.50 - 100.00
              B    69.75 - 81.49
              C    59.75 - 69.74
              D    44.75 - 59.74
              R     0.00 - 44.74

Tuesday, December 11: Dr. Handron's Office Hours this week will be 2:00-4:00 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Thursday, December 6: The Second Exam for the 8:30 lecture will be given in Wean Hall 7500 at 8:30 on Friday, December 7.
Wednesday, December 5: Reading and homework assignment for Week #15 posted.
Wednesday, December 5: Review page for Exam #2 updated.
Wednesday, November 28: The reading and homework assignment for Week #14 have been posted.
Wednesday, November 7: The reading and homework assignment for Week #11 have been posted.
Friday, October 26: Make-up retests, for those with documented reasons for missing the exams on October 19, will be given on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:30am in Wean Hall 5403.
Thursday, October 25: The reading assignmant for Week #10 has been posted.
Thursday, October 25: The homework and reading assignment for Week #9 have been posted.
Tuesday, October 23: Welcome to 21-118. The first class meeting is on Wednesday, October 24.