Maple Project 1 MTH 142 Spring 2001
Department of Mathematics, University of Rhode Island
PROBLEM 1. (About of one of the versions of the
Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.)
- Define in Maple the functions
and calculate G(1) in decimal form.
Plot and (not ) on the same set of coordinate axes for
Also produce a plot for
Comment on what you see.
PROBLEM 2. (About the behavior of the error
when calculating integrals numerically.)
- Use Maple to define the function
. Then verify that
- Use Maple to define the ``error'' functions (where is a positive integer)
Here and are the left Riemann sum and the Trapezoid approximations
Calculate and in decimal form.
- Plot and versus in the same set of coordinate axes.
( is an integer). (Use the pointplot command)
Explain the plot.
PROBLEM 3. (About the -test for improper integrals.)
- Define the functions
Set and , and
plot and in the same set of coordinate axes for
Verify that the inequality
for is not satisfied.
- Find (if possible) suitable values of and
for . Support your answer
with appropriate plots.
(You may use use
- What do your plots suggest about
COMMENTS and additional information
- Your name, date, class and section should be at the top of your paper.
The final project should have only one author.
You may discuss the project with your classmates,
but what you turn in should contain your own original answers.
Plagiarism is considered a serious offence.
- Before each Maple computation, you should insert an explanation
of what you are about to do.
Neatness and good English will be taken into account.
It is not sufficient to have it right; you should communicate it well.
- Maple should be used in all calculations and plots.
- For additional information on
Plotting, solving equations and calculating integrals
in maple: see the maple worksheet
`` Introduction to Maple in Calculus II''(intro142.mws) ,
located in www.math.uri.edu/Center/workc2.html
- MAPLE HELP will be available in some of the labs.
The schedule and location will be announced at the web site
- To submit this project, you may use the Mathematics Department's electronic submission system, available at www.math.uri.edu
( you must register as soon as possible ).
USEFUL MAPLE COMMANDS
> restart; # good to have this at the top of worksheet;
> with(student); # adds leftsum, rightsum, trapezoid functions (and others)
> with(plots); # adds extra functionality for plots
> f:=x->x^2; # define a function
> f:=x->evalf(x^2); # define a function, force it to give decimal result
> plot([f(x),g(x)],x=0..5);# plot two functions
> leftsum(f(t),t=0..1,6); # left Riemann sum of f(t) with 6 subintervals
# plot points (1,g(1)), (2,g(2)),...,(10,g(10)),
# and store the plot under the name p1
> display([p1,p2]); # show two plots called p1 and p2 in one set of coordinate axes
> Pi # the number 3.1415...