MTH243 (Calculus for Functions of Several Variables with Matlab)
Computer Algebra Projects:
In this course we will use information technologies that support learning new concepts and understanding Calculus III. There are many software packages, some of them commercial and some are free; however, the university has license for computer algebra system Mathematica and software package Matlab. Therefore, these two commercial software are available for students at URI without any charge. Mathematica is very useful in visualizing graphs and surfaces in three dimensions. Matlab (commercial software) is also available at engineeering labs. Its free version is called Octave. A student can also use free CASs: SymPy (based on Python), Maxima, or Sage. We follow the standard textbook "Multivariable Calculus" (6th edition) by McCallum, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason et al.