>I have just been gleaning bits and pieces of the new BC >Calc. AP curriculum. >I gather they are now including: >Euler's Method >Slope Fields >Logistic DE
>They are eliminating: >Newton's Method
This seems to compromise the larger curriculum since the 3 new topics are covered in a "traditional" course in diff eq - the net effect is to drop Newton's method from the first two year's sequence.
I have the same problem with the Harvard Calculus - topics traditionally covered in diff eq supplant problems which are not then covered anywhere - like tests for series convergence and radius of convergence.
Not that I don't like diff eq earlier, but what are people doing in diff eq if the topics are already covered in HC?
Geoff Hagopian College of the Desert Palm Desert, CA