
Description
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.
