21-118: Calculus of Approximation
DescriptionIn 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.
NewsThursday, 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,